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To err is human…

Jan 12, 2015, 10:21 AM

The President of the nation has shown another leadership quality, bravery, and wisdom by apologizing to the British government for mentioning Britain among countries he accused of supporting dissidents who attacked the State House on December 30, 2014.

Indeed this is an act of bravery, courage, wisdom and dignity by His Excellency. As he rightly said, a true Muslim always makes amends where he or she has done wrong, as to err is human.

“But so far there is not a single Gambian or dissidents from Britain who came to join them (the Dec 30 Terrorist Attackers); so I am very sorry. As a Muslim, if you have wronged somebody you should apologize,” the President said.

One of the hardest things one may ever have to do in life is deliver an apology, and this is what our President has done openly and proudly, showing that he has no hate or ill will for the other man.

“I also want to make it very clear: I am a true Muslim, and true Muslims would never hate other human beings,” he said.

And we should all learn from the President’s exemplary nature and greatness. Many people say, “I’m sorry” thoughtlessly and heedlessly because they want to move on or have their own way. That should not be the spirit; we should always be bold, genuine and highly considerate in making amends to build more fruitful relationships.

There is nothing quite like a sincere, heartfelt apology to mend a broken relationship and pave the way to a brighter future. So let’s learn from our President, who always sets bright examples of great amazement.

While to err is human, to forgive is divine. Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. Nelson Mandela and his compatriots in South Africa are embodiment of forgiveness to the highest order.

Just check it out!

“Some people accidentally walk on your feet and apologize, while others walk all over your heart and don’t even realize.”