I watched the Olympics for the last 2 weeks. I enjoy watching figure skating and ice dancing. The 2010 Winter Games did not disappoint and had all the talent, excitement, and drama a spectator could want. “The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”!
So I had some random thoughts about grace…
Hold your tongue! If you have the chance to retaliate with words or walk in humility, choose to take the high road and hold your tongue.
Err of the side of grace! Grace always prevails!
(Like an Olympic athlete) Practice your “jumps” and make your best attempt at “clean landings”. Be transformed by renewing your mind.
We are all in different places on this faith journey; we have to meet people where they are.
Grace is not a 50/50 agreement. It often means giving more than 50%. You cannot meet a person half way when you extend grace. Go the extra mile.
We are all unique. God designed us that way. Embrace the differences and uniqueness of others.
Do not always look to assign blame. Blame leaves no room for grace. Sometimes things happen, simply things happen. Stop looking for a scapegoat!
Do not keep score or tally of the wrongs you have experienced.
Extending grace does not come naturally to most of us. Look for opportunities to extend grace. You will surprise the person AND surprise yourself.
You never know what other people are going through and dealing with in their lives. Very often, their behavior and bad attitude is NOT ABOUT YOU. Do not personalize everything.
Do not use your humanity as an excuse for your insanity. “I am only human”. Seriously?!
Grace is a gift. Do we keep gifts or do we give them away?
Feel free to add your own random thoughts about grace by leaving a comment. Until next time...