I'm still trying to understand forgiveness. In my humanness, I tend to forgive when it suits me, when I think the offender deserves it. If they knew better, but they did it anyway, I push them away and I'm slow at welcoming them back.
When we think about the crucifixion, we focus on Jesus - as we should. However, He was not the only one at the place called the Skull. Two criminals were led out with Jesus to be executed along with Him.