One of those universal circumstances of life that we all share as human beings is the apology. There are times when each of us should apologize to another for some slight; and there are also occasions when each of us is on the receiving end of an apology.
I have found that apologizing to another person is sometimes difficult. I realize that the difficulty often lies with ME---my ego gets in the way when I admit I was wrong, or maybe my pride (a sin) does not want to admit fault.
On the other hand, receiving an apology from another individual can also be a challenge. Sometimes I find myself secretly saying to myself, "Maybe I'll forgive you, but I won't forget!" This attitude is also wrong-headed.
Have you ever apologized to someone who would not accept your apology, or who made it very difficult for you to fully apologize? I have, and it is an uncomfortable experience.
Jesus encourages us to apologize when we are at fault. He tells us that grace is interrupted until we make things right with our neighbor.
Your thoughts, please...........