I try to keep a Christian and forgiving nature, but some things test my forgiveness beyond reality.
In the last issue of Premier Christianity magazine, there is an article on the murderess Rose West.
Like fellow inmate Myra Hindley she claims to have found God in prison, this is something I find hard to believe. How can somebody who abused and chopped their children up before burying them under their patio find forgiveness?
There are times when taking a life cannot be avoided, if you need to do it to save a life, or to ease someone's suffering; that I can forgive, but to cut up a body you need determination and a level of evilness that to me goes beyond forgiving them for the crime.
I am sorry if this is unChristian, but remember that all these years after the infamous Moors Murders of the 60's, Hindley and Brady never disclosed where the last bodies got buried, so the families of those children have not only suffered all this time but still have no closure.
Maybe the Lord can forgive these people, but I cannot.
I suppose, in the end, it boils down to do you forgive yourself, and if you do those evil things the question is moot as you had no conscience at the time.