Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Pride and ego makes a mockery of an apology, humility wins forgiveness without question….so break your self
The ability of a person to atone has always been the most remarkable of human features.
It is time to apologize to whomever you have wronged,
It is time to make peace with your friends both old and new,
It is time to say sorry to your loved ones, it is time to make amend,
It is time for reconciliation
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There are three good step a descent apology message must possess and it includes:
- I am sorry
- It is my fault
- What can I do to make it right?
Sometime in the month of December there was a story which circulated on social media about a dead man at Onigbongbo bus stop in Maryland Lagos, it was told that a danfo driver brushed a man’s car, the man alighted from his own car, removed his shoes only to pursue the danfo on bare foot. He actually caught up with the danfo but as he tried to hold unto the danfo bus, the bus conductor pushed him away while the oncoming danfo from behind knocked him down and that was the end of this man’s life leaving his family behind. Permit me to say that prevention is far better than cure as this man’s death could have been avoided if only the young didn’t pursue the danfo or if the conductor hadn’t pushed him away or even if the danfo haven’t brushed his car in the first place. So it is better to avoid what will bring about quarrel and fight than to lose a life in the process, even when you’re 100% right your own life is more precious than the revenge you seek after as human mind can be very deceptive.
~ Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we hope for peace it shouldn’t be peace at any cost but peace based on principle and on justice.
~ It is moving beyond past wounds and hurts and building a culture of respect, dignity and flowering love.
~ If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.
~ No matter what the hatred is, preserve the possibility of peace and always have room for forgiveness
~ Reconciliation is more beautiful than victory
~ Reconciliation is a part of the healing process, but how can there be healing when the wounds are still being inflicted?
~ One minute of reconciliation is worth more than a whole life of friendship…. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
~ The worst reconciliation is better than the best divorce….. Miguel De Cervantes
~ Reconciliation is a deep practice that we can do with our listening and our mindful speech. To reconcile means to bring peace and happiness to nations, people, and members of our family…. In order to reconcile you have to possess the art of deep listening…. Nhat Hanh.
It is worthy of note that right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.