January 11, 2008

"I Have No Regrets"...


...is about the most foolish thing anyone could ever say. I understand the idea that you learned things from your mistakes you may not have learned had you not made them. But, at the end of every day, I regret a lot of things from that day alone. Things I said that I shouldn't have said. Things I wish I had done that I didn't do.

Falling back on this bizarre idea that whatever ended up happening was supposed to happen, is ridiculous.

Everyone screws up all of the time. And there are consequences for these actions. God is gracious, and quick to forgive. But, the regret should remain. For the crime itself, and what was lost because of it.

2 comments:

Stacy Peterson said...

I have a friend who says this all the time. I hate it.

Eric Olsen said...

i was just talking to my wife about this and she concurred with, "wanting to have no regrets is very different than actually having none."

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