Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) wrote. “Jesus says, “Forgive, and you will also be forgiven” (Matthew 6:14). That is to say, forgiveness is forgiveness. Your forgiveness of another is your own forgiveness; the forgiveness you give is the forgiveness you receive. If you wholeheartedly forgive your enemy, you may dare hope for your own forgiveness, for it is one and the same.”
It seldom seems that to forgive someone for an injustice, unkindness, a deliberate act of malice or various types of threats is a way to receive one’s own forgiveness. Of course, this is contrary to human nature and thus it describes the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is not like our kingdoms. It is not natural but supernatural. Because this is so, we may say love is love, peace is peace, joy is joy and forgiveness is forgiveness.
“To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” Jesus