Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God.
Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition.
Hell is indefinite.
To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.