I’ve made plenty of mistakes, and I’m sure I’ll make plenty more before I’m finished. And I know I’m in good company in that department. We’ve all made mistakes. Some bigger than others, some with more consequences than others, some that cause us more pain than others.
The key to responding to and recovering from those mistakes is our response to them. Do we gloss over them and hope no one will notice or will pin the blame on us? Do we give a half-hearted, “sorry, not sorry” response? Or do we come to the situation with genuine remorse and regret? Things tend to go better when I offer honest and sincere apologies for my mistakes and wrongs.
Coming to God in repentance with nothing but open hands and open heart frees me up to receive God’s abundant and endless forgiveness. We cannot begin to fathom the depth of God’s forgiveness, but remembering that it’s there for us to access at any time can give us peace beyond anything we could ask or imagine. Nothing we do can make us more worthy to be on the receiving end of God’s steadfast love.
Remember this also in my favour, O my God, and spare me according to the greatness of your steadfast love. Amen. — LAC