Yesterday I apologized to Sunita for my poorly worded response to a comment in her blog.
I didn’t mean to offend, but my words did cause offense, and so I apologized. Was the apology necessary, once I explained myself a bit better?
Yes, it was.
Because we shouldn’t only apologize for what we mean to say or do.
We should apologize for the harm we cause when we are thoughtless and rash.
And we should never, never, do the asshole “well, it’s not my fault you took offense” thing.
Like, say, Bethany House, publisher of For Such A Time (background through this post)