Mercy is the preeminent quality of God. God is mercy. But God is also perfect Justice. We often think of justice as the opposite of mercy, but in reality it’s a critical component of it. Christianity is unique in that God’s mercy is shown through His justice.
The Art of Forgiveness
While it may not be that only the Divine can forgive, we know at least, that it takes a considerable amount of grace, effort and intentional will to do so.