Pain and suffering are the penalties of guilt. They are also the price of ignorance for guilt is optional, being self imposed. Peace and joy and love are not the prize achieved for becoming a better person. They are the “option” when forgiveness replaces guilt as what we want. Only our thoughts can hurt us. Both attack and forgiveness may seem to focus on someone else, but their seeds are planted in our own mind, and it is there they both will first bear fruit.