In 1970 a very sappy movie came out called Love Story starring Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw. It was a story of unconditional love. Actually, it was a pretty good movie. But it carried a message that could easily lead us astray.
Perhaps the most famous line from the movie was “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
That would be all well and good if we were perfect, if we never did anything that harmed or hurt those we love. I’m clearly not perfect. Try as I might, I still say or do things that hurt my wife, my kids or others in my life. When I do that, I need to set things right. And not only with the one I have directly hurt, but with others who may have observed. For example, if my kids see me do something that is hurtful or disrespectful to their…
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