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Thus, his "beneficent suicide" is driven by a selfish duty to "set things right," as it were, by atoning for his own sins.
And it's clear it is his death that is atoning, not his whole life: "Christ's death is both the Paschal sacrifice that accomplishes the definitive redemption of men, through the 'Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,' and the sacrifice of the New Covenant, which restores man to communion with God by reconciling him to God through the 'blood of the covenant, which was poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Lowering her huge lashes, she whispers that being there is, for her, like atoning for all past sins.
But the Godolphin colt was unable to hold off the late rush of Hazyview who was atoning in style for a disappointing effort in testing conditions in the Lingfield Derby Trial a fortnight ago.