called me later and allowed me to right the wrong.
Last night I told my husband that I felt bad for hurting my friend. He asked if all was cleared up now. “I hope so” I answered. Since we weren’t in person when we talked, I was not one hundred percent sure the hurt was healed.
This morning I saw this friend at church. Immediately, I went over and again said how sorry I was for not being thoughtful with my words. Then the sweetest thing happened…..she said, “I forgive you.”
Actually, she went on to explain how she had been talking with
her children about apologizing and then saying “I forgive you.” She said she realized she had forgiven me immediately, but she had not verbalized it. The words were truly sweet to my soul.
Yes, I have a long ways to go in having my character being like
Christ’s. We are all works in progress. As my friend and I experienced, training our children in character can over flow into our own lives. Not only can it overflow, it does overflow! Because, God’s Truth is Truth at every age.