“To Err is human, to forgive divine…”


An Essay on Criticism is one of the first major poems written by the English writer Alexander Pope. It is the source of the famous quotations “To err is human, to forgive divine..”

As human beings, living according to our fleshy carnal nature is natural. As Christians, however, we are lead by the Word of God, the Holy Spirit and our Wayshower, Jesus Christ.

If the world cannot tell us apart, what is the point of our walk? If we can’t be living, walking, breathing epistles of Christ then we have to ask if our living is in vain. (Meditate on 2 Corinthians 3)

Ephesians 4:31-32

New International Version (NIV)

31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Matthew 6:14-15

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

14 If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you. 15 But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Go in peace, while serving the Lord.

Rev. Marcia Davis