When sin is even subtly real in our belief, it seems a natural thing to atone in some way for what we perceive we have done. It is a popular belief that there are those already enlightened who will incarnate to be the victim of unloving acts to demonstrate, for example, their willingness to suffer pain or die to prove death is unreal. But one who knew we cannot die would recognize that sin is the cause of deaths misperception and through forgiveness teach it is sin that is unreal. We have many ways of trying to bring light to the darkness, wanting to make our perception real. It is good to remember the Holy Spirit’s Plan never involves sacrifice or suffering.