To human beings erring and sinning comes naturally. Blunders and mistakes emanate from us every now and then. At times these blemishes are advertent and at times in advertent. Sometimes, when we try to avoid making a mistake, we end up making more. Yet when we realize our mistake, we must make amends and also apologize to the aggrieved person.

It is not the sin that counts as much as our attitude after it: it is essential to apologize and say sorry and to the person we have caused any harm. Making amends goes without saying. Saying sorry is never easy. It makes us small in the eyes of others. Yet it elevates us in the eyes of God.

Let us be more vigilant and diligent in this regard and make it our constant practice to say sorry to the aggrieved person!

(Dr Shehzad Saleem)