Are you holding on to a grudge? Are you waiting on a apology before you forgive? Have you said youv'e forgiven but get fired up/ bring the topic up in conversations? We need to forgive because if we don't it will hurt us.
Lets look at this parable Jesus tells us.
Peter asked how often are we are to forgive and Jesus responds, basically saying, keep forgiving continually. He goes on to say the kingdom of heaven is as a king taking account of his servants. This parable talks about a servant who owed a debt and did not have the money to pay it off. Well the fair thing for the king to do is sell what the servant has until the debt is paid off. But the king decides to have compassion and forgive him of the debt. What is forgiveness? Forgiveness according to Webster Dictionary is "to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) or to grant relief from payment of ".
Now lets read the next part of the parable: