Guilt for Free. Forgiveness for Sale.
"Guilt Forgiveness" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
And you do realize, don't you?, that this doesn't just apply to the church but to most relationships?
It's easy to make someone feel guilty. It's harder to forgive with no strings attached.
Then it's another thing when you make a business out of this strategy.
One of my good friends, a facilitator in The Lasting Supper
, said, "Sounds like Catholicism when people bought indulgences."
Yep, some things never change.