We are here to say that cleaning out your closets is a good idea. You forgive people just to have peace of mind. It does not mean that these people can continue to harm you in any way. It means the past is the past. The only moment is now. It’s not even the future that is of the utmost concern.
If you are more focused on the present and not the resentments of the past then you are more open to receive the great joy that is available NOW.