In The Cost of Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “Brotherly forgiveness makes room for the forgiveness of Jesus to enter into their common life. Instead of seeing their neighbours as men who have injured them, they see them as men for whom Christ has won forgiveness on the cross. They meet on the basis of their common sanctification through the cross of Christ.”
Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 287. —Jim L. Wilson
Colossians 3:13 (HCSB) accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.