Forgiveness Is Good for the Body and the Soul
We know that forgiveness is good for your body, mind and spirit. Studies show that forgiveness reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and reduces chronic pain. Forgiveness lessens symptoms of depression, anxiety and hopelessness. It improves our relationships and gives us a greater sense of wellbeing.
Christians forgive to stretch their soul, to be more like Jesus. In the prayer he taught us we say, "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." Jesus then went on to make it an imperative for Christians, "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matt 6:15-16