Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
You may have heard of the anecdote about the boy who cried “WOLF!” over and over again to his villages, only seeking attention when there was no wolf, until right at the end when the Big Bad Wolf did come, and for real the boy cried out “WOLF!” again, but no one believed him anymore so no one came and helped him and he died, eaten by the wolf. The same goes when all we say is ask for Forgiveness.
Of course, asking for forgiveness is important, but what is important is understanding, that when you ask for forgiveness, you decide to not repeat the offense again. You have realized your past mistake and will move forward not repeating again and hurting anybody else.
When we keep doing the same mistakes over and over again and asking for forgiveness, it doesn’t reflect that we are truly sorry. And eventually people will see that our apology is nothing but a meaningless word because it doesn’t show our remorse to our past actions.
( Bruce Lee)
“Dear God, give me the wisdom to do the right thing. Make clear to me my mistakes and teach me to humble myself to ask for forgiveness from others. Correct my ways so I can learn to live by Your ways. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.”