The Oxford English Dictionary defines forgiveness as “to grant free pardon and to give up all claim on account of an offense or debt”. Like Joseph, we must not seek revenge – Love “keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Cor 13:5).
We need to forgive and forget, as God does with us:
Heb 8:12 For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.
To forgive is to set the prisoner free and then discover that the prisoner was you.