What does this passage mean to you today?
BLOG: So I got up this morning and discovered what many of you already know. I didn't blog yesterday. I sat there and wondered why? I remember opening my blog interface. I remember copying the scripture for the day, and I remember - wait. Someone walked into my office and said, "Pastor!" (Insert facepalm here)
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
If there is anything, we do not like to do as a culture is, "I'm sorry!" Apologizing is seen as a form of weakness and incompetence.
But I find that I have to say I'm sorry a lot. I say it to my church, wife, friends, daughter, and even strangers. I find that apologizing is needed to build trust and confidence in others. Admitting you made a mistake is human, and when people know that you forgive their mistakes too - it creates teamwork and lifelong relationships.
Our world would be so much better if we were to say, "I'm sorry!"
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to own up to my mistakes. AMEN