Forgiveness is a blessing. One that we would be wise to impart to troubled souuls indanger of death. In this we become a living conduit for the unending and unconditional love of the Divine, thus bringing solace to the tormented. Which is the work of the priesthood in any faith.
Charisma, grace. These are sacred terms. They are different forms of blessing. Of a specific blessing, mercy.
We plead mercy with those who are harsh or unjust. We plead mercy with those who are exaulted and hold power over us. Mercy is the child of compassion. Compassion is the child of love.