Failure taught him that he could have made the right choice. I could have tried.
Repentance is words, God forgives the kind.
The creation of man is evidence for the love of God, the preservation of man is evidence for the patience of God, and Christ is evidence for the forgiveness of God. It is when we are wrapped up in our own little peeves that we begin to displace His benevolence with malevolence.
It is then he realises that certain things loom larger than forgiveness and reconciliation: memory, for one, and history, bloody history.
If knowledge is lacking, your destruction is inevitable.
Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.
A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back.
If we try to see something positive in everything we do, life won’t necessarily become easier but it becomes more valuable.
There is hope in forgiveness
Lingering, bottled-up anger never reveals the ‘true colors’ of an individual. It, on the contrary, becomes all mixed up, rotten, confused, forms a highly combustible, chemical compound then explodes as something foreign, something very different than one’s natural self.