Friday, June 26, 2009

Doing Hard Things, Like Seeking Forgiveness

Whew! I feel a lot better. All week I have felt like I should apologize to a close family member about something. I called her Monday and left a message of apology. Mercilessly, my conscience kept needling me, letting me know that I should call back and actually talk to her. I kept having visions of her being surly on the other end and unforgiving.

Well, I finally got her on the phone today after taking a big breath and just going for it before I could talk myself out of it like I did on other days this week. (I called yesterday but she wasn't home again.) She was very merciful and accepted my apology. I should have known. Many times I imagine the worst. It does feel good to do hard things like this! I am so thankful for the example of Jesus Christ in doing hard things. May we all feel his mercy and love and extend this love to others.

1 comment:

  1. I am proud of you. Sometimes we say or do things that are taken wrong and sometimes--I'm talking about myself now--we say or do stupid things and then--I'm talking about myself AGAIN--we don't realize it for a long time. Or never. I'm glad you were able to fix this one.