Okay pastors, I know this has never happened to any of you, but I have offended someone in my congregation, and it is my fault. During a particularly demanding time period in my secular employment (read: I was worn out), I neglected to contact someone about an issue after they had called me three times. Because of my busy-ness, I put the issue on the back-burner and eventually forgot about it. In the meantime, the person is offended and has been out of church for three weeks. Here are my thoughts: I'm a human being, for crying out loud! Sure, it's my fault, and I ought to apologize (I'm going in a few minutes to do just that), but everyone wants a piece of me, and there's only so much to go around! As perfect as I want to be, I'm going to make mistakes...can't people overlook the trivial? Oh well, I know what's the right thing to do...go to this person with my hat in my hand and seek forgiveness - until the next time.