Last night during the U of L (vs WV--GOOOOO CARDS!) football game, the announcer commented on one of the players who had previously fumbled the ball but just made a wonderful catch, "He just atoned for his previous mistake with this great catch!" (mon's paraphrase) He was hailed for his talent.
That naturally made me think of my atonement. No matter what I do, I CANNOT atone for my mistakes, aka sins. Humbling. No praise for me. All praise to God. :)