New York Yankee fallen super star Alex Rodriguez is returning to baseball after a yearlong suspension, the longest ever given to an active player for drug use. As he prepares to begin spring training for his comeback year he has issued an apology to the Yankees, their owners, the Players Association and the fans. In his words, “I can only say I’m sorry.”
Rodriguez recognizes the apology may not be enough. “I accept the fact that many of you will not believe my apology or anything that I say at this point. I understand why and that’s on me.”
Thankfully when we ask for forgiveness from our heavenly father He is much more gracious than baseball writers, fans, and players. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
USA TODAY, February 18, 2015, p. C1
Matthew 6:12-15 (NKJV) And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. (13) And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. (14) "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. (15) But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.