Forgiveness Or Sentimentality?

by John R. W. Stott. Confess Your Sins, p.35

“If we can restore to full and intimate fellowship with ourselves a sinning and unrepentant brother, we reveal not the depth of our love, but its shallowness, for we are doing what is not for his highest good. Forgiveness which by-passes the need for repentance issues not from love but from sentimentality.” 

Thanks to Pastor Jim for sending this to PM Notes.