Yes, I do agree. When we do not forgive, we are mentally and physically hurting ourselves. That said, it is easier said than done sometimes. When big issues are involved, you have to figure out whether it is more important to be right or to hang onto the relationship. Agreeing to disagree is one of the best approaches. Or if you are holding a grudge against a parent or loved one who wronged you in some way, you are giving up time that could be spent healing yourself and that relationship and moving forward. Trying to rid yourself of the anguish of resentment, anger, revenge, etc. is always in your best interest. BUT, it is something that we have to work on. Getting rid of the baggage sure feels better, though. :-) Christ was able to forgive the atrocities done to Him, so I believe we can forgive the pains caused us so we can move forward. He tells us to forgive, and He is the Authority. He knows what harboring negative feelings can do to us, which is why it is so important for us to forgive.