Further comments regarding forgiveness. Forgiveness is not saying, it's okay, nothing to worry about.
It isn't God looking the other way or winking at your "misdeed".
It is about sin. Our sin.
For our sin there is a cost. Death. God hates sin so much he cannot over look it. He then did the unthinkable. Immanuel (God with us), became human, lived without sin, and died the death we deserve and offered his death for our sin.
He paid our price.
That is his gift to all who make Him their LORD. Thank you LORD. I am in awe of your great grace, mercy and loving-kindness.