So why this random thought about sorry? I have recently come to a realization that our society today has been so obsessed of looking so cool and bad ass that whenever we offend or hurt someone we shake it off as if it’s no big deal. That saying sorry is for losers or for people who got caught in the act. That sorry doesn’t have to be said if the person we hurt starts talking to us again as if nothing happened. Because our so-called pride has a life of its own, turning us to become the heartless tin man, allowing us to ignore our loved ones simply because we can’t say sorry.
Words are powerful and it could either make us or break us. Words of sincerity can touch even the hardest of hearts. Imagine if we say sorry to the people we hurt, if we apologize with sincerity, if we say it and really mean it not because we were forced to do so; relationships restored, broken hearts mended, characters improved, families reunited… there’s a whole lot of possibilities that could happen simply by saying S-O-R-R-Y.
There’s no harm in saying sorry, admitting our faults reveal our humility, humility shows wisdom.
Is it too late to say sorry? It will be! When the person you’ll say sorry to is no longer around.
Proverbs 11:12 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
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Note: I tried so hard not to make the title of this post “Is it Too Late Now to Say Sorry?”