A Need To Forgive?
If someone comes to me on Yom Kippur (or in general) and apologizes for any wrong they did, but I never held anything against them, do I still need to “forgive”? Would it be forgiveness if I never thought they offended/upset me? Someone apologized to me for venting to me/arguing with my points but I never once thought twice about it. Does a person need to apologize for such things if the other party isn’t upset by it?
On their behalf, is it right to always assume you need to apologize because “it’s better to be safe that way”? I feel like that kind of thinking would eat away at them