Men and women are seriously roughed up by our haphazard neglect of doing what is right. No one is exempt. Every person, prince or pauper, experiences the spiraling decline of a life stricken in the heart by sin.
A grand mistake each tends to make is to live by comparative sin. This mistaken method allows us an avenue to salve our consciences because it is easy to look over at the bigger sinner (?). Such a street is really a dead-end alley.
How do we forgive others? It is very difficult as long as we see ourselves as clean on our own. It is very easy once we see we are clean only because he died on the cross as the expense of self sin was auctioned off to the highest bidder and Jesus won the bidding.
It is easy to forgive others when we see ourselves as equal or worse.
It is easy to forgive others when we hear God say He will forgive us on the basis of how we forgive others.
If we can't forgive everyone of everything.....we have simply forgotten who we really are....the chiefest of sinners.