I apologize for having been a “grudge bear”

“You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.” {Leviticus 19:18}

Many years ago, shortly after the church I grew up in ordained 5th pastor (who made 3 current when it happened), there was a sermon he brought from the above passage. It was entitled, “Don’t Be A Grudge Bear”.

I’ve prided myself ever since for just “letting it go”, and not carrying any ill will or grudges towards any brothers or sisters in Christ.

After seeing a shared post in a Facebook group I belong to recently, I had brought straight to mind how I have done precisely what God commanded the Israelites to NOT do in Leviticus 19:18.

Without going into the history, because it truly does not matter for the purposes of this post, I want to publicly apologize for holding several brothers and sisters in Christ in low-to-no esteem for the past several years. Given the nature of the actions that led to me holding this grudge for the greater part of a decade, and not wanting to sound like I am bad-mouthing anyone in the process, I’ll merely keep the list of people I am apologizing to in initial form (if a couple, listed in the form of Mr first, Mrs second):

  • B&M H
  • M&J S
  • J&R C
  • J&R M
  • T&C R
  • D&L R
  • B&K G
  • T&D K

Please forgive me for having carried this poor view of you for the last several years.