The “f” word
When’s the last time you said the “f” word? Not the one that likely pops into your head. No, I’m talking about the word forgive. When is the last time you asked to be forgiven? Not so much to God (although that’s important), but to your family, to your colleagues at work, to anyone that you’ve offended or upset? Most of us, if we consider ourselves a Christian in the sense of trying to emulate Christ, are likely quick to apologize, and that’s a good thing. But we’re leaving cards on the table. It’s a two-part deal: first, the apology, and second, asking for forgiveness. If we think saying “I’m sorry” is tough at times, asking, “Will you forgive me?” might make apologizing feel like a cakewalk.