To err is human, to forgive divine.
Everyone makes mistakes, commit sins at somepoint in there life. It’s a human nature to make mistakes. But to forgive someone from those mistakes is indeed very hard. It doesn’t happens naturally like making a mistake. people are acting in a godlike (divine) way when they forgive.One almost have to be in a real holy place in there mind to forgive someone.
So the Proverbs is trying to convey ” To err is human ” its only human to make mistakes. As humans we think we forgive but usually we can’t forget easily, which is a larger part of forgiveness and ” to forgive divine” means that it’s very difficult for a human to forgive someone, it would take a divinity or a divine being, i.e., God to truly forgive !.
Jesus Christ, even on the cross, during his last moments, was able to say this about the people who had put him to death : “father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.” Lord Rama showed no hatred against his stepmother, Kaikeyi, for sending him to the forest for sending him to the forest for fourteen years so that her son, Bharat, could be the king. One of the characters in Shakespeare’s plays says, ” The quality of mercy is divine “. Indeed to be able to forget the evil that others have done to you and to forgive them is divine.
All of us are humans. We all have our weaknesses and strength. No one is perfect. So when someone does a wrong to us, why can’t we forgive them?. Forgiving that person brings out the god-like nature that lies in huma. It is not very easy to do it but once we truely forgive someone for his mistake we will feel an inner peace.
“All people commit sins and make mistakes. God forgives them, and people are acting in a godlike (divine) way when they forgive.” This saying is from “An Essay on Criticism,” by Alexander Pope.
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