As a rabbi, over these many years, I have seen how so many people really do not understand what forgiveness entails.   With that said, I would like to bring out some important points.  First forgiveness involves responsibility and in that responsibility humility and honesty have to be the major ingredients.  Also if you offend   G-d appointed and anointed leadership, if you are not willing to do what the rabbis request, it usually involves arrogance and rebellion to some degree, lack of commitment, not being a person of your word or perhaps perceive sin in that person’s life.  Here are some ingredients in the responsibility of forgiveness:

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