I have been listening to the Mel Gibson incident a lot lately and to be honest -- I don't understand why people can not accept an apology any more.
I realize that what he did was wrong. He realizes it. He apologized.
“I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested and said things that I do not believe to be true and which are despicable,” the actor-director said without elaborating. (AP story)
Actually, he's apologized more than once.
But I guess that wasn't enough. Now I hear that the Jewish community is not accepting his apology and they want him to do some service work and speaking engagements.
My question is - why?
Why is it NOT enough? Do they feel he is not sincere?
I think what gets to me is that people no longer know how to accept an apology. It's like, "Ok, yea, I forgive you....IF...." and then the list begins.
Jesus forgave unconditionally. Why can't people do the same?