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to err is human (to forgive is divine)

proverb Being fallible and making mistakes is inherent to being a human, and forgiving such mistakes is a transcendent act. I know you're mad at your brother because he lied, but to err is human, you know. To forgive is divine.
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to err is human, to forgive divine

it is human nature to make mistakes yourself while finding it hard to forgive others. proverb
See also: divine, err, forgive
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A person must believe with divine and Catholic faith all those things contained in the word of God, written or handed on, that is, in the one deposit of faith entrusted to the Church, and at the same time proposed as divinely revealed either by the solemn magisterium of the Church or by its ordinary and universal magisterium which is manifested by the common adherence of the Christian faithful under the leadership of the sacred magisterium; therefore all are bound to avoid any doctrines whatsoever contrary to them.
With regard to the nature of the assent owed to the truths set forth by the Church as divinely revealed (those of the first paragraph) or to be held definitively (those of the second paragraph), it is important to emphasize that there is no difference with respect to the full and irrevocable character of the assent which is owed to these teachings.
With respectful regards, and in obedience to your divinely given Shepherds' role, I am
"Miss Weaver may win her lawsuit," The Salt Lake Tribune quoted Hilton as saying, "but a different result will ensue under those laws that were divinely inspired and that I believe will be divinely enforced."
American Tyra Banks, one-time girlfriend of pop star Seal, showed off a divinely pretty turquoise lace set, trimmed with gold.
Millions of the faithful worldwide hung on every divinely inspired word.
The return to the calm certainties of Concerto (1993)--the dancers moving silently and triumphantly through space as if they were dancing a divinely logical mathematical equation--only adds to the dream/nightmare quality of the preceding solo, and to the sense that Childs's perfect lines and circles are an almost pagan preventive rite.
With this depiction of "a horizontal man tending toward verticality," Boyle writes in her first chapter, "Adam is divinely charged to stabilize his feet on the clay from which he was formed and to stand erect in dignity and responsibility as thinker and maker" (37, 85).
Deep in the hearts of the faithful a very new old idea has been reawakened - the church at its core is the faith community united with God the Father-Mother through Jesus Christ, and everything, ministries both temporally and divinely ordained, doctrines and dogmas, articulations of our spiritual identity and destiny, are all grounded there.
The communal dances that were adopted were believed to have been divinely inspired, and much of their original dancing was based upon individual expression.
Using the metaphor of solar rays, Athanasius focused on Salvation, equated with man's deification thanks to the consubstantiality of the Holy Spirit, the incarnate Logos being divinely related to the Father: "All are named sons and gods both on earth and in heaven; He was not a man who later became God, but God who later became man to deify us"(Incarnation 54).
This is the clue Fernandez Santamaria picks up on his path through Vives's thought, arguing in effect that reason, the divinely bestowed instrument, enables humans to achieve sufficient heuristic probability to lead to effective action.
And the status and authority accorded the bishop, and the aura of divinely ordained monarchy surrounding him, grew with the acceptance of apostolic succession as a criterion of orthodoxy.
Paul is presented as an independent apostle and organizer in the style of much modern scholarship which has lost the sense of a divinely united community founded by Jesus, God and man, and guided by the Holy Spirit.
The subject was central to Erasmus, whose concern with Christianity was strongly ethical and therefore fearful, for example, that Luther's doctrine of absolute necessity and predestination would remove any motive for the Christian to engage in the divinely enjoined love of neighbor and to follow the model of the beatitudes.