RustOur old car used to polish up fairly well considering its age. But there came the day when a small lump appeared under the paintwork at the bottom of the driver’s door.

We didn’t take much notice of it at first, even though the lump got bigger and seemed to be spreading. The inevitable happened, we had to replace the whole door. We hadn’t attended to the rust in its early stage and the problem got beyond repair.

Sometimes we deliberately refrain from repairing a broken friendship and our unresolved differences can easily develop into hate. Gradually, hate can fester inside us and the original relationship can become non-existant.

Sometimes friendships break up for very petty reasons and often it’s our pride that keeps us from reconciling with each other.

Swallowing our pride and saying, “I’m sorry” might be difficult, but it may save us from affecting the rest of our life because of the hate we carry around in our heart. In the process, we could regain a lasting friendship.

Let’s ensure we fix the ‘rust’ before it wrecks a relationship.

Peter Mack

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