song in my head — “Apology” by Matt Rose (feat. Dani Rae Vaughn & Texas Drew)
There’s nothing more meaningful than looking someone in the eye—someone who just made a big mistake against you or a bad decision that affected you in someway—and saying, “Hey, it’s okay. We’ll work through this together.”
The temptation for retaliation, bitterness, and anger are of course high in such situations. But most people who have made mistakes don’t need added condemnation from us. They’ll get enough of that from themselves. Better it is to lend understanding in tough moments. A willingness to forgive is an offering of freedom, not just for the one receiving it. Err always on the side of grace.