Without owning up to what we’ve done, how can we ensure that we won’t do it again? And if you’re going to do it again, what’s the point of apologizing?
How do we ask for forgiveness if we are unable to offer it to others? If we can change, isn’t it fair to assume others can also change?
Forgiveness is not merely a response to an apology; it is something we can do even without an apology.
We are living in a time when there seems to be a constant need for apology, but a lack of authentic apology. What does it mean to apologize authentically?
Stop saying “I’m sorry” when you have nothing to apologize for. And when you do have something to be sorry for, apologize like you mean it.
A few months ago, I made plans to meet a friend and mentor for lunch. I am typically running late, and was so proud of myself for arriving early — and before my friend. I sat at the table and eagerly awaited his arrival. I hadn’t seen him in quite some time, and I was […]