"Forgive and forget," our parents often told us. Sometimes we're better at one than the other.
But plenty of people who know the human mind say the importance of forgiveness is not that it lets the person forgiven off the hook, but that it releases the person doing the forgiving.
Unity minister, spiritual explorer, and bestselling author Joan Gattuso writes of the subject in The Power of Forgiveness.
The author gives us a sense of the freedom that comes from forgiving.