Forgive me?

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It happened a few days ago, when I heard a low voice resonate the words, "How many times have you asked someone for forgiveness this week?" I thought about it. It only took half a second to realize that my answer was, "Not once."

The reason wasn't because I hadn't been in the wrong any times that week, but because I simply never took the initiative to apologize when the opportunity arose. I speak harsh words daily, am usually not in the best mood, and make mistakes continually; so why don't I apologize?

Oh, you know -- usually time lessens the heat, emotions numb, and situations are forgotten. Still, I find that in every instance, there is usually a small window of time when I realize I ought to apologize. Now, it may be a very small window; but it's still there, if only for a moment. Honestly, I sometimes make the wrong choice, procrastinate, and then forget.

I realized I need to humble myself more and just say, "I'm sorry. Forgive me?" a few more times each week or day or hour...

I hear it gets easier with practice.

Luke 6:37 "Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven."


  1. hmm. this really made me think. great post. :))
    -jocee <3

  2. Amen, amen! Great post, Kimberly! There are way too many times that I don't ask for forgiveness from someone- even if it's a tiny thing. Asking all the time will brand into us a nature of humility.


  3. wow. this was really nice. :) i missed church yesterday so this post gave me my weekly thinking topic... ;D

  4. Hehe, I thought you were apologizing for the covert photos. So much candid photography, I better watch out when I get home.

    with our speech, we can heal or harm. your post reminded me to be intentional with what i say, not lukewarm. I just hope I'll be intentionally performing the former.

  5. This is so true. I love it. I really need to start doing it...

  6. Thanks for your kind words on my blog K. I loved reading your thoughts on forgiveness...thank you x

  7. So very true Kimberly. Thank you for reminding us all of this very important phrase that needs to be said daily. <3

  8. I too, find these words so hard to say. I'm sure my siblings can attest. Oh yes, we are not mad at each other any more, yet I forget those words so easily. Rather, I would rather ignore them then speak.

    So, thank you, dear. You are a trend setter. ;)
    P.S. Hey, it was awesome seeing you. I hope you didn't get lost on the way home. We definitely need to do another soon. ;)
    Next weekend?

    1. Never in a million years did I think I would be called a "trend setter." I think you just re-defined me. Haha. And yes, we all need to apologize more often. So I'm sorry, okay? Okay.

      It was wonderful seeing you, too!! And no, I didn't get lost on the way home, though I DID almost hit this...just kidding! Are you serious about next weekend? Because I now am.



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