In 1998 the John Templeton Foundation awarded research grants to 29 scholars to study forgiveness. One of the primary discoveries from the studies was this: the person who gains the most from forgiveness is the person who does the forgiving. Even if there is no reconciliation, even though the offender may be dead, there still may be total forgiveness. (Kendall, R. T. Total Forgiveness. p 10-11. FL: Charisma House, 2007)