Thursday Threesome – I Am Sorry

 

Welcome back to the Thursday Threesome meme hosted by OliveShoot!

Thursday Threesome

… a three-word phrase divided into thirds and expounded upon …

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Today’s three words at HomeGrownMommy are …

I – that’s *me*, no one else, taking ownership, taking responsibility,  being humble

Am – not was, not will be, no but‘s, no pointing fingers elsewhere

Sorry – 1.) feeling regret, sympathy, pity 2.) regrettable or deplorable 3.) sorrowful, grieved or sad

Psalm 38:18 “For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.”

II Corinthians 7:9a “Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner …”

I had to use this phrase recently.  If I am completely honest, I should use this phrase often.  I was neglecting a very dear friend who has been there for me every time I have needed her.  She has been an ear to listen and a source of good Christian advice.

I could sense something was wrong when we saw each other at church functions, but my first inclination was to ignore it because it’s easier.  But, I made myself stop and think about what I could have done with cause a bit of distance between us.  When I figured it out, I went to her … sort of … okay, so I took the easy way out and went to her facebook page, but it was better than doing nothing!  🙂

Anyway, it cleared the air tremendously and I am thankful to have such a forgiving friend.  Now, it serves as a reminder to me to work at being a better friend.

It reminds me that this phrase ought to be applied to all of our lives much more liberally, if not in the lives of the average-Joe, than definitely in the life of a Christian.

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