This is how some followers of Christ would summarize “The Gospel” in a way that’s free from any jargon that is only meaningful to people who’ve been going to church for years — here it is:
There is no way to repair the damage
that some of our words and actions have caused
apart from what Jesus did for us on the cross.
When we fully realize
how much we have hurt some people
we better understand
why Hell (as self-chosen) has to exist.
But here is the good news:
If we own up to that damage
and ask God to be merciful,
He forgives and restores.