You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish.— Oscar Romero
Lavish Forgive Me quotations
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
Forgiveness is setting the prisoner free, only to find out that the prisoner was me.
I would permit no man, no matter what his colour might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
A Catholic may sin and sin as badly as anyone else, but no genuine Catholic ever denies he is a sinner. A Catholic wants his sins forgiven - not excused or sublimated.
May a merciful God preserve me from a Christian Church in which everyone is a saint! I want to be and remain in the church and little flock of the fainthearted, the feeble and the ailing, who feel and recognize the wretchedness of their sins, who sigh and cry to God incessantly for comfort and help, who believe in the forgiveness of sins.
If I repent now will God forgive me? No, but if God forgives you, you will repent.
Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.
For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed?
I am a sinner....who's probably gonna sin again...Lord forgive me!
Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.
There is someone that I love even though I don't approve of what he does.
There is someone I accept though some of his thoughts and actions revolt me. There is someone I forgive though he hurts the people I love the most. That person is......me.
It is in our forgiveness of other people’s sins against us that we reveal the fact that we have been truly forgiven by God.
When we teach our children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their follow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them.
Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.
Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.
Before you judge someone else, stop and think about all that God has forgiven you for.
The Christian life is not a constant high.
I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
Forgiving someone is easy, it's trusting them again that's hard.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
Since God has given me a cheerful heart, He will forgive me for serving Him cheerfully.
Dear Lord, forgive me for all of the times I've compared myself to others.
I know that You have hand-picked all of my qualities. Help me to see these things as beautiful reminders of Your great love in creating me as Your daughter. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
For myself I think that one wrong does not right the other, and forgiveness cannot be won with useless tears or alms to the Church.
I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness.
The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget.
When you forgive, you don't change the past... You change the future!
You've never gone too far that God can't redeem you, restore you, forgive you, and give you a second chance.
Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.
Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me.
I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
My god how gentle you are with me in spite of my great ignorance and how merciful You are with me in spite of my ugly deeds
Forgive me if I don't shake hands.
Because the Lord Jesus died on the Cross, I have received forgiveness of sins;
because the Lord Jesus rose from the dead, I have received new life; because the Lord Jesus has been exalted to the right hand of the Father, I have received the outpoured Spirit. All is because of Him; nothing is because of me.
Forgive those who hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.
I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.
Gwendolen, it is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth. Can you forgive me?
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Forgiveness is just another name for freedom.
I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
My idea of forgiveness is letting go of resentment that does not serve your better interest, ridding yourself of negative thoughts. All they do is make you miserable. Believe me, you can fret and fume all you want, but whoever it was that wronged you is not suffering from your anguish whatsoever.
To Harald, may God forgive you and forgive me, too, but I prefer to take my life away and our baby's before I bring him with shame or killing him, Lupe. [Suicide note.]
Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment. It is a choice to show mercy, not to hold the offense up against the offender. Forgiveness is an expression of love.
Please forgive me, I know not what I do. Please forgive me, I can't stop loving you.