Even if they're not sorry

Forget "forgive and forget."  But when it comes to forgiveness, there's something else that gets in the way.  Deserving it. 

You'll forgive them, when they deserve it.  When they're really sorry.  Which kind of makes sense. 

Until you think about it.  You could be waiting a long time, or forever.  They may never deserve it.   They may never be sorry. 

Which leaves you with all of the anger and bitterness that comes when you don't forgive.  Forgive them anyway.  Because there's someone who deserves it.  You. 

More on this tomorrow.