The following is an article I wrote for Grandin Media looking at some of the reaction to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanagh to the supreme court & the allegations of rape levelled against him:
You’ve probably heard the quote “to err is human, to forgive is divine.” It comes from Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism, and has worked its way into our culture’s collective consciousness to rationalize human failures and shortcomings.
After someone has committed some sin or indiscretion, we gloss over it by saying: “After all, he or she is only human… should we really expect more?” From a Christian perspective, the answer to this should be a definite ‘yes.’ We often read and hear about our universal call to holiness, our response to Jesus’ challenge that we be “perfect as our Heavenly Father is perfect” (Matthew 5:48).
Unfortunately, we live in a world of sin and error since the time of our first parents at the beginning of the book of Genesis…
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