Wednesday, April 3, 2013

power of an apology

Have you said the words, "I'm sorry," to someone recently?

If you haven't, you're either perfect or completely oblivious.

And I'm guessing you're not all that perfect. Nothing personal.

A person's willingness to apologize is a true reflection of the value they place on their relationships. An apology, with the intent of reconciliation, has little to do with the placement or acceptance of blame.

A majority of life is experienced within the context of human interaction and relationships; that means you're important to someone. Several someones, if you're lucky. And those several someones would like to be as equally important to you.

Honor that. Honor them. Honor yourself. Honor the power of an apology.

"... everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment... Let love be genuine... Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor... Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep... Live in harmony with one another." Romans 12: 3, 9, 10, 15, 16

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