One of the principles we are trying to teach our sons is the importance of making things right. When they hurt someone, we insist they do what is needed to make it right — return the toy, apologize for the words, help care for a physical injury, do whatever is possible to restore the relationship.
I have been reminded lately of the necessity of this in my own life as well. In the last week, I have been involved in a number of hard conversations — either challenging others, or being challenged myself regarding my words and actions, or lack thereof. I have been enlightened, encouraged but also chastised and humbled.
One of the principles I try to live by is, “I may not get it right the first time, but I try to get it right in the end.” In other words, I want to make things right. I am in the process of doing that in several situations, and am grateful for those who are doing that with me.
What do you need to do to make things right in a situation or relationship in your life right now?