I'm Sorry vs. Thank You

When we inconvenience someone, we may feel like we are in their debt. If we find ourselves in that position, Fr. Mike Schmitz encourages us to apologize to that person, but even beyond that, to offer our gratitude in response to his or her forgiveness. We should especially respond this way when we offend our merciful God, who wants to forgive us our debt and help us move forward with grace.