“The caustic medicines are the Precepts, while the cooling medicines are the forgiveness of sins – he who would be healed, see, of two kinds are the medicines of Life!” (GoM 63:3)
Many people think that forgiveness is instantaneous. According to the beliefs of all Spiritual Communities within the Religion of Light, forgiveness could be instant or it could be provided over a period of time. This depends on the severity of the crime committed and the level of guilt within the individual. Obviously for the gift of forgiveness to be administered, the one who is guilty must have genuine repentance and remorse for the trespasses he or she committed. He or she must be more than willing not to commit the same sin again.