Tag: contrition

A Model for Apologies

Does this conversation sound familiar to you? “Say sorry to your brother.” “But he’s the one who–” “Say it!” you insist, an edge of warning in your voice. He huffs, rolls his eyes to the side and says flatly, “Sorry.” “Say it like you mean it,” you demand. “Sorrrrry,” he repeats, dragging out the word … Continue reading »

Remember That You Are Dust, And To Dust You Shall Return

The following is a re-post from my old blog, originally posted March 6, 2006. – Eric On the first day of Lent we heard these words (adapted from Genesis 3:19) spoken as a priest dipped his thumb in ash and made the sign of the cross on our foreheads. They served as an outward sign […]

An Overdue Apology

As stated in an earlier post, I owe some people an apology. Before I make good on my promise, I must apologize for taking so long. I probably could have whipped up something quick, but I thought it better to put time and consideration into my words. It would have been a shame if in …

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Apology Forthcoming

Once again, my overactive mouth (or in this case, keyboard) has gotten me in trouble. A rather unpleasant affair occurred at Evangelical Underground. When time permits, I will be publishing an apology to all involved. I will also be apologizing for snide comments I made in my Marty Minto post. My sincere hope is that …

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Purge Me With Hyssop

"Remember, man, that you are dust and to dust you shall return." On the first day of Lent, these are the words (adapted from Genesis 2:19) spoken as someone, usually a priest, dips his thumb in ash and makes the sign of the cross on your forehead. They serve as an outward sign of an …

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