Making Peace (Ephesians 4:31-5:2)

Ephesians 4:31-5:2 (NRSV):

31 Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, 32 and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. 1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, 2 and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Queries:

Why is peace important to me?

Why is forgiveness important to me?