Yom Kippur False Alarm
So, a few years ago, Yom Kippur was coming up and I really needed to ask forgiveness of a Gentile friend who I had failed a couple times that year, and even though the friend hadn’t mentioned it, it had been eating at me. This friend didn’t really know anything about Judaism.
So I contacted him, by email, (we were in different countries at this time) and I said “I know that I failed you with [thing], and I just want to say how sorry I am. I will try to fix it in the future. If I have done anything else that may have harmed you at any time in the past, knowingly or unknowingly, I am truly sorry. I ask that you will forgive me. I hope that you will accept my apology. Please let me know before 3 days from now.”
My friend promptly responded with the following: “Are you dying????”
The Moral of the Story: explain what Yom Kippur is to your gentile friends.