There are two certainties about today. First, I’m going to hurt someone. Second, I’m going to be hurt by someone. That’s why God makes the two sides of forgiveness absolutely essential: forgiving others and seeking forgiveness from others. If I can’t do both of these two thing successfully, I’m literally going to be poisoned by the pain, guilt, resentment and anger that resides within me. That’s not good for me, others or God. And it’s exactly why I’ve got to get serious about forgiveness right now.