It doesn’t matter if you think the allegation is unreasonable or stupid.
Actual forgiveness, the kind the priest needs to cultivate to forgive evildoers, is really really hard.
The fake forgiveness the townspeople use to forgive the people they like is really easy, so they get to boast not only of their forgiving nature, but of how much nicer they are than those mean old priests who find forgiveness difficult and want penance along with it.
You forgive because there isn’t anything to be forgiven.
He further notes that this is why the townspeople can self-righteously consider themselves more compassionate and forgiving than he is.
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In Chesterton’s The Secret of Father Brown, a beloved nobleman who murdered his good-for-nothing brother in a duel thirty years ago returns to his hometown wracked by guilt.10) Never admit guilt, even if CPS has taken your children and offers to give them back if you do.It would be immoral to do so if you truly haven’t done anything, and it may be a quick way to jail and to lose your kids forever.Now we assume they are guilty until they prove they are not.” 2) Ask questions… The investigator will try to keep the allegation secret.But they are required by federal and state law to tell you the nature of the accusation at the first contact. More specifically, do not try to explain what may or may not have happened.Your perfectly natural angry reaction to being accused of harming your child will be used as evidence of an abusive personality.6) Never let any government agent in your home unless he or she has a warrant or order issued by a court.