Jesus has set the bar high in some cases. We all want to be forgiven. And God does forgive us.
To receive that in all its fullness, we need to forgive others. We can do that through the power of His Holy Spirit. We are the forgiving people!!
God’s goal for us, as forgiven people, is to forgive as well.
“In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 6:14-15 The Message)