Sometimes an apology is not enough. That's the difficult lesson I learnt from my friend Mike some years ago. When I was asked to discuss the topic of 'Making Amends' on BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought segment this morning, I shared his story with presenter Vanessa Feltz.
Bob Marley was buried with a guitar, a Bible, and a bud of marijuana in his coffin. He was a Rastafarian most of his life before converting to Christianity just before his death. His life and beliefs were complex. But he inspired his audience with the biblical story of heaven.
Each week 16 million people listen to BBC Radio 2. Now, not all of them were listening when I joined early morning host Alex Lester on Easter Monday to present the long-running Pause for Thought segment, but a few were! I was asked to talk about courage. Here's what I came up with.