Tuesday, August 7, 2007

A PUBLIC APOLOGY


I'm sorry. I am very, very sorry to all who were terribly hurt by my post-
Bipolar Planet. I extend this heartfelt apology. I never meant to hurt any of you.
I realized that I committed a serious offense when I posted my personal perceptions of Bipolar Planet, unmindful of the hurts they will bring to those who are already suffering from a terrible malady. It's like rubbing salt to an open wound.

Yes, we have freedom of expression, but this must be self limited by the countervailing rights of others to their own sense of dignity and due respect. I may have the best intentions in writing that post, but they can never mitigate nor justify the hurting of others nor of offending their sensibilities. As they say, "the road to hell is paved with all good intentions."

Again, I am really, terribly sorry for all the troubles I caused you all. Please forgive an old foolish man like me. The green blossom above is my peace offering to you all. God bless you all.

11 comments:

Emmyrose said...

Hi Bro.Mel,

Sorry for not visiting here, I was just so tied up but I wanna thank you for your comment on my "rain dilemma"

I hope your public apology will be accepted, I'm sure you mean no harm.

God bless you!

HeiressChild said...

hi mel,

i understand exactly where you were coming from, and i understand the other commenters' points also. you had a purpose for writing what you did and from the viewpoint that you took it, and you never know who might have read it and understood what you were trying to get across. not everyone always understands our intentions. at least you knew the repercussions when you wrote the article, and sometimes it's like that, we both know.

your humility and willingness to apologize are very heartfelt, and i hope your apology will be accepted. it takes a big person to apologize and sincerely mean it.

marja said...

I'm not hurting, Mel. I respect your deep humility in apologizing and hope this doesn't leave you feeling too too badly. I understand what led you to write what you did.

I'm not thinking badly of you at all. You're too good a person.

Marie said...

All is forgiven. I understand you were just expressing your point of view. I hope you took the advice that was given and did some research on the topic.

HeiressChild said...

mel, where are you? haven't seen you on the blog. i hope all is well and that you'll come back. you've been a ray of sunshine on the blogs. i hope it's not because of your previous post that you haven't been around, and i hope your feelings aren't hurt. come out, come out, wherever you are.

marja said...

Mel, I hope you're just on holidays and that this is why you haven't been around. If it's because of the pain you feel about that post, please know all is forgiven - truly, truly, truly.

WE MISS YOU AND NEED YOU.

And please check Sarah's blog. You'd be so happy with where she's at right now.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sis Emmyrose,
So sorry that I can only make my response to your comment just now. There's something that cropped up that prevented me from attending to my blogging these past 2 weeks. You'll read all about it in my next post. Thanks for your very kind words. I really appreciate them. God bless you with all the wonderful things in life.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Heiresschild,
Thanks for your usual positive and comforting words. So sorry if I were not able to attend to my blogging these past 2 weeks. Something happened to us and I will write about it in my next post. I really appreciate your kind words and support. God bless you with good health, long life and all the happiness in life.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Marja,
Thanks for the very kind and comforting words. It's a relief to hear that you were not slighted by my post. Thanks for the Christian charity and understanding. And thanks for forgiving me. I sure appreciate your very kind words. Yes, something terrible happened to us. I will write about it in my next post. God bless you with all the warmth and Christian caring that you so generously extend to your fellow sufferers.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Dear Marie,
Thanks for forgiving me. I felt relieved hearing it from you. I never wanted to add to your sufferings. Thanks again and God bless you with His amazing grace for your complete healing and deliverance.

TK said...

Mel, I like you- even though you do mind that I stay RC like JPII.

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