The concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation saturate Scripture. In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus admonishes us to leave our sacrifices at the altar and go be reconciled with the one we have wronged. Paul says in Romans 5:10, say that even though we were enemies of God we were "reconciled to God through the death of His Son". (HCSB)
There is no limit on forgiveness. Jesus commands us in regards to forgivness to do what it seems we are incapable of doing, forgive others in the same way God has forgiven you. C.S. Lewis said in Weight of Glory, "to be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you". This couldn't be more true.
This Christmas season, if you have been wronged, choose to forgive. If you have wronged someone else, seek forgiveness. Choosing to forgive someone who has sinned against you is giving them the most precious gift you can give. We are all prone to wander. We are prone to forget the gift of forgiveness and reconciliation God has given us in Christ Jesus.
I love the words that Matthew West wrote in a song called "Forgivneness".
It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It's always anger's own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
It's the whisper in your ear saying 'Set It Free'
Let's seek the most precious gifts this season. Celebrate reconciliation to God and to each other. Celebrate the Incarnation. Celebrate the King of Heaven come to earth to set men free. Celebrate Jesus, the Great Reconciler of sinners to God
Piper, John. "C.S. Lewis on the Problem of Forgiveness.