If we are to enter into His light, we must forgive. We can only do this by loving God first, loving His Will and not our own. Our will does not want to forgive, it wants to judge and to condemn. This is not the Will of God Jesus Christ. He came for the sinner and He came for the worst of them. Yes, He did not come for the righteous but to make sinners righteous in Him. This is His Glory!
We have to stop judging and condemning. Yes, in all forms and for all insults, all wrongs done to us and ones we think done to us. We are asked to cast out the evil one and that can only be done through total and complete forgiveness and total and complete love; an experience in 'true' mercy and grace.
If you find yourself reveling when someone gets a 10 or 20 year sentence, then you are among the righteous of men not the righteous of Jesus Christ. Our hearts and minds should be grieved to hear such things, our hearts and minds should cry out to the Lord to draw close to that person in their hour of need; because, it is for that 'criminal' that sinner that Jesus died on the cross ~ Forgive them Lord for they know not what they do.
This is very difficult because we tend to think that the person condemned has been judged rightly. We take pride in his/her condemnation and gloat on this pride. This is the behavior of the evil one, not the way of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For in this fallen world, who can cast a stone at someone else; as all are guilty, all our filthy rags and thus all in need of a Savior.
Enter into His light, the Light of the World! And, when you do, you will want to 'own' it and the beauty is that this can be owned by all. "... the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!" ~ Matthew 13:45-46.
~ 1 Timothy 1:15, Luke 9:49-50, Mark 16:17, Luke 23:34, John 8:7, Isaiah 64:6, John 8:15, John 9:5 and John 12:46.