When our heart remains open and we are able to give and receive forgiveness well, death leaves and life comes.
Judas Iscariot, in scripture was a sent one of The Christ. But he, in my humble opinion, did not accept or receive forgiveness well. Instead, he allowed perceived rejection and hopelessness to drive him to his death.
Of course he was despised and rejected by those who loved and followed the Lord. But, at times, I believe we make life changing and lifetime decisions on limited information.