Atonement Quotes

Simone Elkeles

I want to try making things right because picking up the pieces is way better than leaving them the way they are.

Jaree Francis

Sometimes you're not ready to give the world quite what it wants. And that's okay, because the Earth is generously patient.

Ian McEwan

He knew these last lines by heart and mouthed them now in the darkness. My reason for life. Not living, but life. That was the touch. And she was his reason for life, and why he must survive.

Cheyenne McCray

It’s when I have to acknowledge the past and all of those nameless, faceless people I’d assassinated, that I unravel inside.

Robert Shank

[The atonement's] authenticity and value in no way depend on the response of any man, but depend instead on its satisfaction of God and the demands of His righteousness.

Sheri L. Dew

...I fear that some of us understand just enough about the gospel to feel guilty-guilty that we are not measuring up to some undefinable standard-but not enough about the Atonement to feel the peace and strength, the power and mercy it affords us.

John Daniel Thieme

. . .the sorrows of the heart yearn
to be erased, for one final atonement
finite and forgetting and whole - but time in its preserving
will not permit forgetting; destroying
only when we can no longer beg
or argue with time
to preserve the brief benisons
a few moments longer than our sins

Rebecca Ann Parker

A God who punishes disobedience will teach us to obey and endure when it would be holy to protest and righteous to refuse to cooperate.

Ricky Maye

Jesus didn’t die to save me from God. Jesus died to save me from myself.

Jayda Skidmore

The Atonement has not only helped me be cleansed, and be healed, but it has also helped me live.

Jessica Coupe

May every voice proclaim thy praise.
And every knee bow in thy presence
The tangible promise of our faith.
May thy Charity, like a mantle,
Lift us to God on high.

W.H. Auden

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim, and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.

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