. . . and a thought:
"'Is it true that one man can take upon himself the sin of another? Can he save him that way? Is it really true?'"
"'Yes. If the sinner will accept salvation, it is true."
. . .
"'The man who is the cause of the suffering can be saved by the man who bears it, if the tortured man for love's sake takes the sin upon himself together with the pain. That's the way it is. It is quite simple, if the sinner for love's sake will accept his salvation.'"
~Elizabeth Goudge, The Child From the Sea, (New York: Pyramid Communications, Inc., 1971), pp. 264-5
(Only a poli-sci major would cite a source in Chicago Manual style after quoting a very good book. Anyways, that quotation just reminded me of someone who did bear the sin and the pain "for love's sake.")