An Apology to Mike Binks

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Rick | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Mar 13 2019 2:43 PM

I hate to post this here but I done the wrong thing publicly and feel that I should apologize publicly.

Several months ago, I posted a knee jerk reaction to Mr. Binks. I was rude, insensitive and quite an idiot. This has haunted me for a long time now. 

I try to tell myself that he's probably forgotten about it and has moved on but my conscience won't let me forget about it. Not only did I do wrong to him, but I done wrong to Faithlife by disrespecting the intent of the forum rules. I should have approached the situation differently and discussed things like a Christian should.

Mr. Binks, I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. I have no excuse and pray that I will not act so stupid in the future.

I'm sorry.

Peace  Smile

Romans 14:19 (NRSV)
19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2019 4:59 PM

Do we even have a Mike Binks here?

Just kidding! Don’t worry, I’m sure in time he’ll read this and let you know he probably doesn’t even remember, but he’ll forgive you either way 👍😁👌

DAL

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 1:32 AM

Rick,

Thank you for your apology and I am sorry that this has been disturbing you.

After 34 years in the Fire Service and a a few years as a volunteer minster after that I am used to getting the sharp edge of various metaphorical tongues.

I can assure you that whatever was written has long passed from my consciousness and there are no hard feelings whatsoever.

I would and do forgive you for whatever it was - in this case forgiveness is easy seeing as I have no recollection of the exchange.

However may our Lord and King grant you his peace and grace and may I thank you for the above post.

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 4:54 AM

Thank you for your kindness and forgiveness Mike.

I am a career firefighter (5 more years to retirement) and I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes, it can get pretty rough in the station. Anyhow, thanks again.

Peace  Smile

Romans 14:19 (NRSV)
19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 10:31 AM

I am preaching Sunday on Mt 5:21-26 where Jesus say (and I paraphrase) "Pause your offering, Reconcile horizontally, resume vertical worship"

As neither the offended nor the offender in THIS thread (but I have played both roles in other threads), It does my heart good to see reconciliation and forgiveness works!

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 11:22 AM

An encouraging repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation!

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Larry Heflin | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 11:23 AM

It's warms my heart to see that there is forgiveness, even for firefighters! Thirty years, now retired.

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 5:03 PM

I almost feel nosy commenting on this conversation, but similar to others, this is one of the most inspiring demonstrations of Christ's grace I've read in a long time.

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Rick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 15 2019 5:19 PM

Thank you all for your uplifting comments. I’m just glad that it is behind us now. Mike truly is an awesome person. 

Peace  Smile

Romans 14:19 (NRSV)
19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.

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