Suffering and Forgiveness

“And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.'” Luke 23:34 (ESV)

What is the meaning of Jesus saying: “they know not what they do” ? Do we forgive people outright for the wrongs they do to us? Should they be held accountable first? How would our suffering savior’s words impact the way we treat those who cause us pain, anxiety or even minor irritations?

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