In 2005, Doug Wead, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush, issued a letter of apology for writing a book containing material from discussions that had been tape-recorded without the president’s knowledge.” It began innocently; he was simply attempting to carry out what the President wanted. He was trying not to make mistakes. “I was foolish and wrong to tape-record Mr. Bush without his permission. I was wrong to play any part of the tapes for my publisher, regardless of the circumstances. I was wrong to play any part of them for a journalist. I apologized to the president before the story appeared and again afterward. He has been typically patient, in spite of the personal hurt. Today, the work of reparation has begun.”
Doug Wead knew what it meant to repent. He turned away from his sin, and began working on repairing the relationship and trust that was destroyed. --Jim L. Wilson and: Mike Napier
--Covey, Stephen M.R.; Merrill, Rebecca R. (2006-10-17). The SPEED of Trust (p. 161). Simon & Schuster, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
Jeremiah 31:19 (ESV) For after I had turned away, I relented, and after I was instructed, I struck my thigh; I was ashamed, and I was confounded, because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’