“An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.” (Lynn Johnston)“An ounce of apology is worth a pound of loneliness.” (Joseph Joubert)
Saying “I’m sorry” is one of the most difficult words to say. Listening to Elton John feat Blue sing a song titled, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word” make me ponder upon this subject of Apology. It’s not that to pronoun the word ‘sorry’ is the hardest things to do, I believe that the hardest things is that one requires to realize that he or she need to face it head-on with own fault and to admit it to someone else. My girl friends always say that man is full of ego that’s why they don’t like to apologies, I don’t deny that but not all man is like that. (Most of the time I would reply, “So all girl like color pink?”) Ego or not, as a human being – it’s tough to admit when we are wrong.
Based on my own experiences and I heard stories from others that I knew personally, we often tempting to pretend the offense never happened. What we do? Well, we do what we mastered at; acting that nothing is happen, try to cover it up and top 3 on the lists is to avoid the person we’ve offended. Agree? Please continue to read ya...
Proud heart, not taking responsibility for our actions and refusing to apologize can be hazardous consequences in our life: sour relationships, tasteless isolation, bitter rage and acidic guilt. I remember ‘taste’d every ounce of it, when I refused to say sorry to someone that I’d wronged.
Proverbs 28:13 make it clear that through an apology we can experience reconciliation, forgiveness and healing. “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” Through words like, “I’m sorry” mix with a sincere heart shows a humble heart. When you admit your faults, realize that you not always right all the time and rather ask for forgiveness, you’ll be glad or perhaps surprise that God will begins to heal your heart. He begins it with you first, and then He will slowly heal your broken relationships around you.
Do you need to utter an apology to your friend, classmate, your boss, your college, or your parent right now? Are you waiting for them to make a move first when obviously it was you who is to blame? Even if not, are you willing to humble yourself and make the first move? I hope you will. Those 2 words of reconciliation “I’m sorry” if spoken with a humble heart will almost always get a replied that can make your life full of joy… “I forgive you.”
I write almost always because some may reply it coldly. But this I’m so sure, very sure… super sure… that if you ask for forgiveness from God for all the sins you have done and say,
“Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.”
He would commands His angels,
“Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again, he was lost and is found.” (Both quote taken from Luke 15:21-22NIV)
In other words, “You are forgiven.”
THINK BIG. START SMALL. GO DEEP.