Forgiveness is something I know a little about, from both sides. I hope you do as well. It is a force, one that is so important that it is the very first thing Jesus instructed His disciples on after releasing the Holy Spirit to them. I do not believe that was a coincidence. There is a holy connection between the Holy Spirit and forgiveness. It is that powerful. After all, forgiveness was the purpose of Christ's mission. It is THE reason He came.
Yes, He did! I for one am eternally thankful.
As breathing keeps us alive, forgiving sets us on the path to freedom, he did come to release the captives.