The headline read- “Outspoken Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman Apologizes for Postgame Antics”
Even the most casual of observers has probably heard about Richard Sherman’s “post-game” outburst. He has now apologized for his post game antics saying “his emotions got the best of him.” But, the reality is his outburst was wrong, and apologizing was the right thing to do.
The good news is that for most of us, our emotional outbursts and our worst words won’t end up being broadcast to 50+ million people; however, our words greatly impact and hurt those who hear them. The proper response for our outburst should always be to sincerely apologize and ask forgiveness.
With that being said, the best thing each of us can do today is to avoid saying harsh words to begin with… and then, no apology would be needed.
Here is what he Bible says about our words, “29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen”(Eph. 4:29).
So as you make your journey today, control your emotions and your words. AND if you do blow it—be quick to ask for forgiveness.
Have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.d