Once one is aware of the Grace of God, forgiveness is never needed, because judgment never takes place. Grace is unconditional love or a lack of judgment. Judgment is a condition of our human nature or Ego and not a condition of our spiritual nature or our God self.
Forgiveness is a statement to Ego that judgment has no place in a spiritual life. We are to love as God loves. We must see everyone through God's eyes as spiritual beings trying their best to trudge through our humanness. If our spiritual nature is to rein we must rid ourselves of judgment and when we are incapable of living a judgment free life we must be quick to forgive.
Jesus told us that we are judged by our own judgment. When we perceive the world through our human nature we see SIN, an acronym for Self, Inflicted, Nonsense. If one believes that Jesus died to wash away man's sin, one must believe that sin has been washed away. If one believes that sin is nothing more that one distancing themselves from God's grace, forgiveness is as far away as a change in moral direction.
Whatever the case, feeling one is not forgiven separates oneself even further from the love of God. All God wants is our heart's desire and the crux of our heart's desire is to be one with God. To be one with God one must know God's love and know that it is available to us 24/7 whether we earn it or not.
If we behave in a fashion that follows the love of God we will know perfect happiness. It is this truth that persuades me to always leave you with...
Your Life is PERFECT!
Dr. Randolph Ek, Mpsy.D.