Is Forgiveness Overrated?
I don't think so, dear LWT (peace to you!).
Is it always necessary?
My position would be, yes, it is always necessary... but not for the reason you might think I would say. I say yes... in order for the one forgiving to be free and TRULY whole. Otherwise, some "part" of you remains "with" the one you haven't forgiven. Even if that person hasn't a clue (which they very often don't... or, at least, don't know why you have such problem with them). But it takes something from YOU.
It is always possible? Yes, it really is. Always. One only has to choose to do so... choose to let it go.
Is it always easy? Heck, no. Sometimes it takes years. Sometimes... a lifetime. Very few, however, take "it" with them when they go (when they know they're going). At the last hour they start thinking about folks (unless they're really crotchity) and asking forgiveness from... as well as "forgiving" them. Why wait until then? THIS life is truly TOO short for all that.
Again, peace to you!
A slave of Christ,