I’m Sorry

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I’ll never forget the first time I had a boss apologize to me. I was floored. But it changed our relationship. His transparency forged a bond of trust that made me want to work all the harder for him. And it made it easier for me to be honest about my shortcoming.

Nancy Janisch over at Conversations in Faith asks the question, “Why is it so difficult to admit our trespasses?” Some of it is cultural, but she traces the root right back to Garden of Eden, and our first parent’s refusal to "fess up."

Honest, genuine apologies are hard to come by these days. Listen to the common terminology:

“I’m sorry you felt that way.”
“There was a misunderstanding.”

“I misspoke.”

“Mistakes were made.”

All of these pale when compared to an authentic, heartfelt apology.

The inability to come clean affects everything – our relationships, our homes, and our workplaces.

Nancy believes we need to shaped into a people who can live both as “reconciled and reconciling.” Read her full post here.