Throughout my own life, I’ve been pretty good about using the three-word phrase. Sometimes, a little too good… 🙂
The two-word phrase – not so much.
Which brings me to wonder, why is “I’m sorry” so hard to say?
Is it because it’s basically admitting that you were wrong? Is it the knowledge that you “lost” an argument? Or, maybe it’s a combination of both plus the fact that the Devil has a grip on your tongue.
Today’s Tiny Words. Big Life. Bible verse tells the account of Jesus dealing with the Pharisees and other Jewish leaders. They were scheming to trap Him in His own words and use them against Him in order to get rid of Him.
Of course, they weren’t able to do that. Jesus knew what they were doing.
The point of the Bible verse is not to show the lengths that the Pharisees would go to kill Jesus but rather the emphasis on how important “love” is. In fact, there is nothing more important. In verse 40, Jesus says that “All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Notice the word, “All”.
That’s everything. The whole kit and caboodle. The whole enchilada.
You probably get what I’m saying.
The Tiny Words. Big Life. takeaway is this: Pray earnestly to love everyone – not just those you agree with or share some common bond with.
And pray to have the strength, courage, and respect to use the two-letter phrase, “I’m sorry.” when you’ve done something or someone wrong.
If you do, I’ll let you in on a little secret… You’ll be…
34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”