No One is so Evil That They Cannot be Saved
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37 (NIV)

One of the best things about Once is that no character is perfect. Even “white as snow” Snow White struggles with dark thoughts and actions from time to time. The Evil Queen, Rumplestiltskin, Captain Hook and others are initially seen as vile villains, but as the show goes on, many have been able to turn away from their evil ways and have been forgiven by others in the town. We are talking about horrendous crimes, and yet, redemption and grace is frequently offered to them. For whatever reason, Rumplestiltskin tends to go back and forth on a cycle of doing evil, repenting, doing good and then resorting to evil again. It’s much like our own human condition. However, no matter how bad we are, God continually extends his hand out to us and we should do the same for others.