Hi Saddles, yes, redemption is scarce from outside. The best way to experience it is to accept ones mistakes, learn from them, do the best possible to make up for them somehow, and then to refuse to live the remainder of life as if you are unredeemable. It might royally offend many naysayers out there, but we do have the right to live freely from shame, having paid the price meeted out by a lawful court. I for one am learning day by day not to be the leper, regardless of the rules. I obey the rules, but I refuse to shout out “unclean” as I approach people. I’m not my crime.