Wrong thinking; a mistake. The original error was the separation. All errors are merely splinters or subdivisions of this (see T-18.I.4:3). Errors are not real and call only for correction (see call for love/help). By making them real (see making error real), they appear to be sins that are beyond correction and call for punishment. The ego’s plan of forgiveness is to make error real—focus on it, interpret it, evaluate its degree—and then try to forgive it (see T-9.IV.4). True forgiveness simply looks past error in the first place, responding to all errors in the same way and dispelling all with equal ease (see no order of difficulty in miracles).