Sin makes life sharp and edgy; but to be forgiven – or to forgive someone- is like receiving a gift parcel. (therefore the shape of the pearl). The X is the sign that God has crossed out all our mistakes and failures, and particularly our failings, when we did not do what we should have. That’s why it is called… the present!

Think:  Do I myself  forgive those who sin against me?

 

Squared bead marked with an x

 

The X crosses out all sin, guilt, and debt. The present.