“When we forgive, we free ourselves from the burden of what has accumulated in the soul and which hinders our natural striving towards God and the heights. When we know we’re forgiven, we feel ease, peace of mind, and unearthly joy. Mutual forgiveness gives us incredible powers with which to rise above the earthly and the vain, to continue forward and upward in our pursuit of the bright and the higher.”
(Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria, Lenten exhortation)