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Forgiveness is hope in the future even in the face of our past, true hope in God, for whom all things are possible.

The 4 sentences you quote - reminds me of the last words of Jesus on the Cross. Also, at the end of each Hail Mary we pray 'pray for us now, and at the hour of our death'. The moment of our death is important and is a moment of grace, as Cardinal Cooke said. It is a time to find peace, to hand ourselves over to God.