Suffering and death is the payment guilt demands. And in the final analysis they do control the function of the world that sin has made. We are given the power to change this function and bring the world a different purpose. The idea of sin has imposed a burden of guilt that would set us apart from truth and from each other. Forgiveness is the gift that we are given and are asked to give to take away this burden between us. We are then free to love and live when guilt is gone and death no longer is required.