Divine law only extends it to those who have made amends for their mistakes

February 6th 2016
If you have harmed someone and you apologize to them, that’s well and good, but it is not enough, you must also repair the damage; only then will you have paid your debt. Saying to someone you have injured, ‘I’m so sorry, forgive me…’ is not enough, and divine law will pursue you until you have put right what was wrong. You might say, ‘But what if the person I have harmed forgives me?’ No, the matter is not settled that easily, for the law is one thing, the person another. The person may have forgiven you, but the law does not; it pursues you until you have atoned. Of course, those who forgive do show nobleness and generosity; they escape the bitterness and torment that would have kept them in the lower regions of the astral plane. When Jesus asks us to forgive our enemies, it is so that we may free ourselves from the negative thoughts and feelings that tear us apart. But forgiveness does not settle the matter; forgiveness frees the victims, those who have been mistreated or wronged, but it does not free the guilty, the perpetrators. To free themselves, the guilty must make amends.