Excusez-moi

A lady bumped into me the other day and I said ‘Sorry.” She said “Why are you sorry? I bumped into you.” So we ‘sorry-ed’ each other several times and then went on our way.

Canadians say “I’m sorry” whether we did anything or not. That just is who we are.

Other countries have a different sorry for each apology. Not us. We take responsibility for everything with one line. “I’m sorry.”

Is ‘I am sorry’ the same thing as making an excuse or a way of avoiding responsibility?

Robert Herjavec of Dragon’s Den says, “When you fall into the trap of making excuses, you limit yourself from going after your dreams.”

“I can’t” is the lie you tell yourself so that you don’t have to try.

Rescue the perishing; don’t hesitate to step in and help. If you say, “Hey, that’s none of my business,” will that get you off the hook? Someone is watching you closely, you know—Someone not impressed with weak excuses. (Proverbs 24:11-12, MSG)

Prayer – Lord God, we avoid responsibility by just saying ‘Sorry’ for everything. So we say… “We’re sorry” once again and mean it this time. Amen (Matthew 24:13-14, MSG)

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