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It is so cute to hear a little three year old say “I’m sorry.” When we as adults hear that, we say to ourselves: “They are doing a good job raising that child.” They probably are doing a great job raising their child.
What? Where? Why?
My question is: "what happened from age three to 19 and on?" Where is the remorse for the words and actions spoken against someone to cause hurt? Why are people, on purpose causing hurt and pain to others, but when they are done the same way they have treated someone else, they are ready to backlash, sue, slander and a whole host of other mean/evil deeds against the same person they had been mean to?
My answer is - the remorse (a feeling of deep regret) has been removed from our conscious, resulting in being removed from society as well.
Movies, books, teachers, political leaders, church leaders – they justify (defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for it by reasoning) their actions. In human thinking, if they can do it, so can I. So just how well has this benefited society? I will leave that up to your imagination, in what I see – it has NOT benefited society – it has only caused a greater destruction.
Is this detrimental to you, your family, society and the world?
Is there an answer?
When we as humans, live for our own selfish ways - giving to others, only to look good and get something in return, how will we ever be able to see a change for the better?
One piece of the answer
One piece of the answer is - it starts with one having remorse – a feeling of deep regret – for actions taken against someone for your own selfish reasons. Before you do – think and look beyond the moment. Ask yourself, “Will these action/words bring hurt and am I doing it for my own selfish reasons?”
Take a moment to do an internal inventory……if you have to justify what you said or did to feel better…..you are not being honest with yourself. Remorse – a feeling of deep regret – face it, deal with it, let change come. As you face who you are and the changes that need to come, healing can take place.
Let remorse be applied to those difficult situations now. Don’t wait until years down the road when all you’ll have is a life filled with regrets. Instead, take action now! Let the sense of remorse take its place and act on it.
This is one great foundation area where the reBranding of our lives takes place. Allowing truth and practicing the Word of God establishes his brand on our lives. As the act of remorse is applied, our hearts become free, God rejoices and everyone is happy - moving forward as a new man.
Are there any areas or situations where remorse needs to be applied?
About the Author
Alex Colón, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Teacher, Pastor, Blogger and best of all, Husband and Father of 4. Living the re-Branded life