The Warrior of the Light has learned that it is best to follow the light.
He has behaved treacherously, he has lied, he has strayed from the path, he has courted darkness and everything was fine, as if nothing had happened.
Then an abyss suddenly opens up. One can take a thousand steps in safety, but a single step too many can put an end to everything. The Warrior stops before he destroys himself.
When he makes that decision, he hears four comments: “You always do the wrong thing. You’re too old to chance. You’re no good. You don’t deserve it.”
He looks up at the sky. And a voice says: “My dear, everyone makes mistakes. You’re forgiven, but I cannot force that forgiveness on you. It’s your choice.”
The true Warrior of the Light accepts that forgiveness.” Paulo Coelho, “The Warrior of the Light”