As we approach the holiest of holy days in the Jewish religion, Jews and non-Jews alike seem to be reviewing their life in 5773; and as a chaplain intern, they are sharing their thoughts with me. While some are looking back with no regrets, others seem overwhelmed with remorse and a sense of lost opportunity.
Every day is another chance to make up for our mistakes. We should never wait to pray about it in our churches, temples, synagogues or mosques. We have the opportunity to turn to anyone we’ve hurt at any time any minute of any day of any year to apologize with all our heart and soul directly to the person(s) and to God.
Today and every day I pray we all strive to have the strength to admit when we’re wrong, to work hard to make it right, to attempt not to make that same mistake again, and to learn from that/those mistake(s), so that in our old age, we are able to look back without remorse and know that we did our level best.