This banner appeared in the latest email from my parish, and it does not stimulate my dormant desire to drink from that fountain of fatuous cliches. Forgiveness does not set you free. It renews your commitment to the lying cheat whose lying and cheating you have forgiven. The true act of freedom is to say “to hell with you.”
This is, incidentally, why we are grateful to God for his forgiveness. We are grateful because he did not say “to hell with you,” but instead renewed his commitment to the lying cheats whose lying and cheating he had forgiven.