I know I have said words that wounded a young soul. When I err with my speech, it always makes me question myself. “Should I continue in this career pathway?” I ask for forgiveness, and I ask that the student allow himself to heal. Hurt feelings are not erased overnight or simply with heartfelt words. They take time. I am a work in progress who still needs refinement from the LORD my God. My students and I are humans who make mistakes and need forgiveness and mercy.