The question of forgiveness is not a moral issue. We do not forgive because it is the “correct” thing to do. We forgive because it is the true nature of the life in Christ. --Father StephenI'm not sure I fully understand the rest of the blog post from which I've lifted this quote, but these sentences ring true. In a sense, all moral issues aren't really moral issues. They are life-in-Christ issues. Good morals flow from the Holy Spirit who is in those of us who believe in the Savior.
Forgiveness, like a river,
Flows from faith in Christ.
It flows right on forever
From his sacrifice.
And if I try to dam the flow,
Stop the endless love,
I find my thoughts are damned, below,
Not on things above.
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
--Colossians 3:2, ESV
Photo ©2011 James L. Swindle. This particular poem by JLS is public domain.