No excuse is a sufficient substitute for a sincere apology. There’s no excuse for unkindness. Excuses are motivated by fear of the truth.
Excessive excuses expose a guilty conscience. When you make an excuse for something, you’re admitting that you shouldn’t be saying or doing it in the first place.
Excuses attempt to reject fault, but they actually reject forgiveness, healing, recovery, and reconciliation. To make excuses is to try to cover your faults with make up that only makes your flaws more obvious.
Relationships aren’t healed by excuses. Sincerity is an excuse-free zone. A sincere apology is worth a thousand excuses.
It’s easy to make excuses, but it’s much better to make life-improving changes. Excuses try to plead “Not guilty,” before your conscience, but your conscience knows better.
Pride is self-idolatry. People make excuses to protect their pride. But no matter what you call it (self-justification, moral rationalization, or righteous indignation), an excuse is still an excuse.
Giving an excuse
For being wrong
Is a song
Some people sing
All day long.
Is a trap
That will sap
You in deception.
If we make amends
Instead of excuses
To admit the truth
Until they vanish
Face to face
No excuse can reduce guilt. However humble confession and God’s forgiveness can wash it away.