The poet Alexander Pope doesn’t enjoy quite the stature these days as in the 1600s, but wisdom is timeless.
“To err is human; to forgive, divine,” he wrote in a couplet.
Lately, forgiveness has been much on my mind, particularly because the Lord’s Prayer emphasizes it at its heart. “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
Christianity is filled with such messages, as are other religions. And as I read and learn more about compassion and try to practice it in my life, I believe that we do indeed invoke and channel an aspect of the divine when we forgive–and are forgiven.
No big deal. Just a thought I wanted to share today.