Jeff, it’s not. If anything forgiveness should be a virtue all humans practice. However, most in our day and age are content holding grudges as opposed to practicing forgiveness. As this is an article about the Christian faith, my point is that as Christians we have a responsibility to practice forgiveness as it creates friends out of enemies. Whether this man became a Christian or not is irrelevant, but was used as an example of how formerly natural enemies can become friends. Imagine if he hadn’t converted and still harbored the same hate in his heart. While I—as a Christian—may have forgiven him, but that wouldn’t stop him from bombing the school again were I to rebuild it.