It is well indeed, that God’s ways differ from ours. For example, if God’s forgiveness were like ours—it would do us little good. We hold our petty grudges and resentments; we remember men’s smallest unkindnesses to us, allowing them to embitter our love, and stop the flow of our affections. We profess to forgive—but retain the grudge in our heart.
But God’s ways of forgiving are not as our ways. He forgives the worst of sinners, the greatest of sins, and the largest number of transgressions. In the parable, it was God who forgave the ten thousand talents; and it was a man who would not forgive his fellow, a miserable pittance. The most wonderful thing in this universe, is God’s forgiveness. We ought to be thankful for it; for if it were less—we could not be saved. Then, when we have received it, we ought to let its spirit work in our heart, to change us into its own image. We pray, “Forgive us—as we forgive others.” If we mean this, we should look well to the kind of forgiveness we show to others.–J. R. Miller