Apologizing as Gospel Practice

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Back form Mexico mission trip last night. heading for a week of vacation with family tomorrow. Enjoy this significant and practical post in the meantime. thank you for sticking with me for ongoing thoughts that emerge from preparing biblical messages.

Shield Your Heart

Our outrage culture has produced a great number of apologies. Every week someone will say or do something that angers people. Some of these outrages are warranted and some are not. Pressure will mount and the masses will call for blood. Usually, the figure in question will offer some form of apology that fails to please the masses but is enough to dissipate the situation.

The main problem is that most of our apologies, both public and private, fall short. Part of the reason for this is that no one likes to apologize. Who would? Every apology requires one person to admit that they have erred in some way, shape, or form. This is an act of humility that lowers our own standing and elevates the person or persons to whom we are apologizing.

The issue is that apologies are important because they reveal what we believe about ourselves, others…

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