The following is an excerpt from the book Lessons in Love: Moving Toward Divine Intimacy by Anne, a lay apostle
The Sacred Heart of Jesus (continued...)
Jesus does not condemn us. This does not come from our beloved Lord. Self-condemnation is planted by our Lord's enemy, who does not want us to accept the Lord's love and heal and then grow in love, taking our intended role in the family of God.
Jesus extends His mercy with the hope that we will understand that in all truth the Lord takes delight in His people.
Because Jesus has been with us through each experience, He knows why we behave badly, if in fact we behaved badly. Our past sins are not viewed as isolated acts but as sins which are often understandable when connected to our pain. Jesus is not harsh. Jesus sees a bad phase for what it is and urges us out of these troubled times. Jesus forgets the past in the interest of the present and the future. We must give Jesus our past and let Him erase our mistakes so that we can rejoice in the present, where Jesus loves us completely.