Just a reminder that Jesus did not die to forgive you. While Jesus did die, and while you are forgiven, the Good News is that one is not contingent upon the other. The Good News is that you are forgiven. Jesus' death is the thing that proclaims this Good News most loudly.
I love my sons. I don't hug my sons as a condition to love my sons. I hug my sons as a proclamation of my love for them.
Jesus did not die to forgive you. You are already forgiven.
Can we accept/receive that Good News or do WE need Jesus to die so we can more easily accept we are forgiven?