A much-loved minister of God once carried a secret burden of long-past sin buried deep in his heart. He had committed the sin many years before during his seminary training. No one knew what he had done, but they did know he had repented. Even so, he had suffered years of remorse over the incident without any sense of God's forgiveness.
A woman in his church deeply loved God and claimed to have visions in which Jesus Christ spoke to her. The minister, skeptical of her claims, asked of her, "The next time you speak to the Lord, would you please ask Him what sin your minister committed while he was in seminary?" The woman agreed.
When she came to the church a few days later the minister asked, "Did He visit you?" She said, "Yes."
"And did you ask Him what sin I committed in seminary?"
"Yes, I asked Him," she replied.
"Well, what did He say?"
"He said, 'I don't remember.' "
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted and forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.