Capsule for the Day
Gratitude doesn't only make it easy for us to forgive, it also makes easy for us to be forgiven. A person who is thankful is humble. He or she can easily apologise. "I am sorry" are the golden words that heals the person that says them and also soften the heart of the person that hears them.
When we are grateful, we are open. We are open to the reality of others. We are open to accepting our faults and limitations. We are open to give back, heal wounds and mend broken relationships. Besides, gratitude makes us value the other which makes it possible for us to apologise.
"I am sorry" is a powerful statement. It means you value the recipient more than your pride. Your pride, ingratitude, will not let you apologise. It will rather justify your actions and make you adamant. But grateful people readily apologise. They apologise because they appreciate the other.
Fr. Francis Afu