I am quite sure that there is no need to argue the point that we, as human beings, need forgiveness! We’re not perfect - far from it - and so we require mercy from God and from other people, too. In terms of granting forgiveness and receiving forgiveness from other people, there are four and only four possibilities. Possibility # 1 – The offender is truly sorry and asks for forgiveness, and the offended person, in turn, forgives the offender. Possibility # 2 – The offender is not sorry and does not repent, but the offended party does extend forgiveness. Possibility # 3 – The offender is truly sorry for what he/she did, but the offended one refuses to forgive the offender. Possibility # 4 – The offender refuses to admit wrong, and the offended person refuses to extend forgiveness to him/her. The very best scenario is the first option mentioned above. When you take the time to carefully think about it, it is the only option that makes good sense and results in true peace. I would strongly encourage you to line up your heart with the first scenario, where you are equally ready and prepared to both receive forgiveness from someone and grant forgiveness to someone. It’s the only viable road to inner and interpersonal peace.