Jesus wants his people to have a heart of forgiveness. This is not as simple as it sounds. Forgiveness is very unnatural. The natural remedy is to construct defenses and put up armaments. Strong defenses and potent armaments do well in the warfare of this world, but we are called to a different war.
Our battle is a spiritual one. Jesus wants our hearts to march in step with his heart in the battleground of forgiveness. The Bible is a warfare book. There, a magazine is opened and we are furnished with spiritual arms for the battle. We find that we receive our training by the One who went ahead of us in the battle. Jesus won the victory on the cross. We will join Jesus his HIS victory if we will go to our knees in submission to him in all things.