v 21. Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?”
Just occasionally you hear someone say ‘I can NEVER forgive that!’ Sadly, that does happen and there are splits in a family as a result. Jesus indicates that forgiveness is always to be offered, even if there are no signs of repentance in the person concerned. Forgive and forget is a vital element of good mental health as well as a spiritual principle.