Soon after I published my last post – People Are Not Loving and Loyal All the Time - I knew that I would need to publish a follow-up. See, I’m just like everyone else. Sometimes I’m not loving. Sometimes I’m not loyal.
This is part of the spiritual journey. Recognizing that what others do to us, we often do to other people as well.
That just as others are imperfect, so am I imperfect . That just as others are sometimes unkind, so am I sometimes unkind. That just like other sometimes treat me in a way that I don’t want to be treated, so do I sometimes treat others in a way they don’t want to be treated. That just as others have hurt me, so have I hurt others.
Recognizing these things is part of growing up, part of being an adult, part of spiritual maturity.
Another part of growing up, of being an adult is asking for forgiveness. So for anyone who is reading this whom I have harmed in any way, whether intentionally or unintentionally, whether through words or actions, I ask for your forgiveness. I promise to do better in the future.