Pope’s quotes: Sorry is a precious word

A quote from Pope Francis:

“It is not by chance that in the prayer taught by Jesus, the Lord's prayer that summarises all the essential questions for our life, we find the expression 'forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.' Acknowledging our errors and being willing to restore what has been removed – respect, sincerity, love – makes one worthy of forgiveness. … If we are not capable of apologizing, it means we are not capable of forgiveness either. … Many hurt feelings, many lesions in the family begin with the loss of those precious words: 'I am sorry.' In married life there are many arguments … but I advise you never to let the day end without making peace. And for this, a small gesture is enough.”

-- General audience, May 13, 2015

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