CreditYour best may not be any good but it's always good enough.
If you do not subscribe to that, we are probably too far apart in our thinking ever to be friends. It just seems fundamental to me in how we should look at each other. When my children bring home their school reports, I am proudest of the marks they get for effort than I ever am of the marks they get for achievement. (The latter is in any case dependent on the former.)
Although of course no one is distinguished from another by just one characteristic, people can often be put in polar camps. Here is an instance: you are either prone to forgive or you are not. I suppose it comes down to whether you believe people should be judged by their outcomes or by their intentions.
It is a small step from believing that you should credit a good heart to believing that a good heart should prevail. Nor is it far to go to believe that good hearts must predominate because we do not strive to be bad.
And quickly we can realise that our sins are born mostly out of confusion about what our aims should be.
Did you see that it was axiomatic that you should believe a good heart should prevail?