To Err is Human, to Forgive, Divine

“One of the most perfectly constructed lines in English poetry is, ‘To err is human, to forgive, divine.’ How perfect is the balance of those words. They enshrine two of the greatest mysteries which, as Christians, we are bound to accept. The doctrine, I mean, that man, being what he is, can rebel against God; and the doctrine that God, being what He is, can forgive man.” ~Msgr. Ronald Knox

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