Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Browning Version

Last evening I watched The Browning Version, the 1951 British film about a sour school teacher married to a bitter woman together producing a distasteful life. But there is redemption at the end. He stands up and says, "I am sorry."

"I am sorry." Honest words. Humiliating words. Rare words. When uttered sincerely, taking responsibility for the offense, powerful words. Healing words. Reconciling words.

"If your brother repents, forgive him" (Luke 17:3).