Grace. Think about the word ‘grace’. What does it mean to you? What does grace look like? What does it feel like?
Grace is immeasurable, but yet definable. Webster defines grace as “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.”
Are you willing to take on a ‘grace’ challenge this week? Find one person to extend grace. Maybe it is someone who has hurt or shunned you in some way and you are harboring the urge to get even. Or maybe showing grace this week will be how you react to the person who cuts you off in traffic. Maybe showing grace will simply be your reaction to a restaurant server who spills salad dressing all over your sweater and pants.
Instead of getting revenge, bitterness, anger or impatience, look for a way to show grace and blessing to this person. We all have the ability to show more compassion, to give others a break, to cut them some slack, to be more merciful by extending some tender love. You never know when you might need the grace of someone else’s loving behaviors, so extend some saving grace if you have the opportunities to do so.
“Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another.”
Charles R. Swindoll