From amende, a French word (more accurately Middle French) to make repairs when used in today's message, it's about sharing our/MY mistakes and seeking forgiveness.
Making amends is also part of almost all 12 step programs, unless "when to do so would injure them or others."
I know when I offer forgiveness or seek it I am humbled.
When I'm wrong, clinging to misguided notions of a need to "preserve your (my) reputation" at all costs, or by simply being stubborn, are poor options
Two words seldom used in our language have THE most powerful meaning and impact