It’s not enough just to talk about things. We must act on the things we talk about. Actions must manifest our words. If we hurt someone it’s not enough for us to say sorry. We need to show people we’re genuinely sorry.
When it comes to an apology, how we apologise is how we will put things right. All apologies must clear the path for emotional healing and healthy reconciliation.
When we look at how certain people behave, how certain governments behave, it’s easy for us to become irritated. But we must all think about our words and act on our words, always in the best interest of others.
Governments must act, to ward off deepening divides in their parties and through society as a whole. They must work in the national interest. They need to come together, and stay united in their quest for peace, not for personal gain.
But any ensuing emotions can often feel insurmountable, preventing us from moving on. How we act is how others will receive us. We need actions, not words. Words are hollow without our ability to follow those words through.