Forgiveness, who deserves it?

In yesterday’s paper a headline read: “MichaelVick is a dog killer and doesn't deserve forgiveness” and the article ended with this statement: “I’m sorry, but there are some crimes that warrant no forgiveness.”

 

I was shocked and saddened by those two statements. Not because I think that Michael Vick was wrongly convicted, but because I believe in forgiveness. Granted there are consequences to any action and some actions warrant and deserve punishment. However I stand today as one who has been forgiven and because I am I have the obligation to forgive.

 

Do people choose not to forgive because they have not experienced true forgiveness?