Secret forgiveness...

I've been a big fan of this website for a while. I really like the concept of sending in your deepest darkest secrets and telling them anonymously to the whole world. In the words from the site...

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.
I observed that people seem to seek to find a sense of peace and forgiveness. Here are a couple of quotes.
When I originally saw my secret posted on your Web site I suppose I thought I was going to find closure. Yet the real closure came a year later in this response. I had the support I needed all along in the heart of a stranger.
Or this
the Nice Girl told me that I would have to, somehow, forgive myself for having done this if I ever wanted to be a "whole person." In fact, she had a plan. She wanted me to mail in a postal card to your site, expressing my anguish and regret, exposing myself publicly so that I might finally cast off my shame and begin again.
It's really interesting how these people cry out for forgiveness and closure. The irony is or course that this kind of stuff can't really undo the past.

It got me thinking about Christian forgiveness. The forgiveness that Jesus offers can't undo my past wrongs but it gives so much more than a "feeling". I know that by Jesus wounds my guilt and shame have been paid for and dealt with forever. I have been truly and spiritually healed not only in this life but the one to come.