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- An Unqualified “I Am Sorry” Is So Aromaticby Scotty Smith on September 21, 2021 at 10:23 am
“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Ps. 51:1 Heavenly Father, few things are as attractive and aromatic as genuine humility. It’s like the smell of sweet sage, among multi-colored wildflowers in Glacier National Park, Montana When someone offers a contrite heart, takes responsibility, and acknowledges the hurt they caused, it’s an alluring bouquet of grace. But on the other end of the fragrance spectrum, there’s the smell of “I’m-sorry-but.” “I’m sorry, but you took what I said all wrong.” “I’m sorry, but if you weren’t...