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You've Won the Forgiveness Lottery. Now What?

Based on the gospel passages that have been assigned the past couple weeks, I've been saying that "when it comes to forgiveness, we have hit the lottery."
Last week's gospel in particular reinforced this point: Jesus giving us a parable about what the Kingdom of Heaven is like, and saying it's like someone (and that someone is you) who owes 6 billion dollars begs for mercy and not only gets mercy, but has it all forgiven. 
So why would that someone (you), when running into someone else who owes a 6 thousand dollar "debt" (offense, sin) refuse to forgive that relatively smaller amount? You're a freakin' billionaire, many times over, when it comes to your own being forgiven, but you're keeping tabs, refusing to forgive a relatively small amount owed you?!?
You've won the forgiveness lottery.  Be abundantly generous with forgiveness, just as God is and has been abundantly generous with it toward you.  
Now what? 
When it comes to t…