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Forgiveness

Angelica, Suor
is forgiven by the Virgin Mary for ill-considered suicide. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Suor Angelica, Westerman, 364]
Bishop of Digne
character who forgives Jean Valjean when latter steals the bishop’s valuables. [Fr. Lit.: Les Misérables]
Christ
forgives man for his sins. [Christianity: Misc.]
fatted
calf killed to celebrate return of prodigal son. [N.T.: Luke 15:23]
Matthias
of his brother, for twenty years’ false imprisonment. [Ger. Opera: Kienzl, The Evangelist, Westerman, 264]
Melibee
shepherd who pardons his enemies. [Br. Lit.: Canter-bury Tales, “Tale of Melibee”]
Myriel, Bishop
saintly cleric befriends Jean Valjean after the latter steals his candlesticks. [Fr. Lit.: Victor Hugo Les Misérables]
Porgy
of Bess’s promiscuity with Crown. [Am. Opera: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess, Westerman, 555]
prodigal son
received with open arms by loving father. [N.T.: Luke 15:20–21]
Tannhäuser
unexpectedly absolved by the Pope for sinning in the Venusberg. [Ger. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 932]
Timberlane, Cass
receives Jinny after her extramarital venture. [Am. Lit.: Cass Timberlane]
Titus Roman
emperor pardons those attempting his destruction. [Ger. Opera: Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito, Westerman, 100–101]
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It is something hard to accept that someone who has done great harm might be forgiven: some people think that Jesus shouldn't have forgiven the murderer on the cross.
The court felt that rules that exclude items from income should be construed narrowly The court reasoned that, historically, insolvent taxpayers could exclude DOI income to preserve a debtor's "fresh start," so as not to burden him with an immediate tax liability when a debt is forgiven. On the other hand, the court also stated that if a taxpayer had "free" assets that could be used to pay an immediate tax liability, the DOI income should be included in gross income to the extent of one's solvency (as computed after the discharge).
It means (1) that a baby has had original sin removed, and divine life infused, before it is baptized, (2) that a person has had his sins forgiven before he has gone to Confession, and (3) that a couple are married before their wedding, and presumably, therefore, can live together before it.
John Major has never forgiven her for being a back seat driver nor has he forgiven those in his party who never forgave him for not being her.
Credits were made to this account to reflect the partial repayment and amounts that were forgiven. Several discrepancies surfaced between the amounts recorded in the general ledger and amounts purported to be forgiven in letters submitted as evidence.
Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise and walk'?
New York, March 2 (ANI): Tiger Woods could be forgiven for cheating on his wife with several women, but not Ponzi king Bernie Madoff, says a survey.
ERNEST GORDON: The Scottish former prisoner-of-war, now 89, has forgiven his brutal Japanese captors and his story is to be made into a Hollywood film.
Sometimes people ask, "Can you forgive someone who doesn't want to be forgiven or doesn't ask for forgiveness?" Using a biblical example, I would answer: Our Lord certainly thought so, for even without the people who were nailing him to the cross asking for forgiveness, he prayed that they should be forgiven.
London, Sep 16 (ANI): American singer Tito Jackson has revealed that he has forgiven his late brother Michael Jackson's personal doctor Conrad Murray, the prime suspect in the 'Thriller' star's death.
Why is it that some people expect to be forgiven for their mistakes, their words, their actions and their transgressions but they are so unwilling to extend the same courtesy to others?
During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings she had met, and forgiven, the people who carried out the killings.