I wrote hurtful emails to someone who hurt me very badly. I should not have done this… in fact, I should have taken the advice of Mrs Angelala.
I wrote this person some follow up emails trying to apologize, but he did not respond. What should I do now? I could knock on his door and apologize — I already know that he prefers apologies in person.
My question is: Should we always apologize when we have done something wrong? Is this said anywhere in the Catechism, or the Bible? Is apologizing to others an important action in Christianity?
I am guessing that it is: it brings to mind the Bible verses where Jesus says, “If you know that your brother has something against you, then leave your gift at the altar, and be reconciled with him first. Then offer your gifts at the altar.” (I paraphrase.)