The Power Of An Apology

I'd like to take a break from the usual stories in this experieince, but definatly not from the heart of it's subject to honor someone who deserves it.

This week national headlines were made when MLB umpire Jim Joyce's blown call cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game.   In a rare act of contrition for an umpire, Joyce apologized to Galarraga and took responsiblity for what he did wrong.

Of the incident, Flirting with Faith blogger Joan Ball said " In a country that has come to view live and let live as socially polite, people can forget that our actions have an impact on those around us"

How very true.

lovingone lovingone
41-45, F
1 Response Jun 4, 2010

Everyone makes mistakes but owning up to them well that is something else. I hope this is taught to every young person (and yes, older people as well) an apology is the right thing. Two wrongs don't make a right, but a wrong and a right will lessen somewhat the wrong and it reflect on the character of the one making the apology as well. It won't change history but anyone worth their soul should have in them to rectify a unfortunate happening. There are exceptions: Murder, Rape, and all the horrors like that, no apology will ever cover, but then again the perpetraitors of the horrorable acts don't have a conscience in the first place and any apology will just be a waste of breath and words.