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Thursday, 10 November 2011
What is the atonement of Christ? It is himself. It is the inherent everlasting mercy of God made apparent to human eyes and ears. The everlasting love was found in our Lord’s life and death. It shows that God forgives because he loves to forgive. He works by smiles if possible; if not by frowns. Pain is only a means of enforcing love.
David Livingstone; quoted by C.F. Andrews in Christ in the Silence