The Power of Saying ‘I’m Sorry’

Yael Eckstein  |  October 4, 2022

Prayerful Yael Eckstein
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It’s been said that two of the hardest words for people to say are “I’m sorry.” Can you relate? Have you ever needed to apologize and dreaded doing it? Or maybe, have you been hurt by someone who won’t apologize to you?

As the Jewish people prepare to observe Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Yael looks at how those two words relate to the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Admitting our wrongdoings, committing to making changes, and moving forward is what the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur is all about. When we do this with sincerity, our merciful God forgives us. And those words — “I’m sorry” — have the power to heal relationships and change our future for the better.

Listen now to this reflection on the power of an apology.

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