by Jason Cruise
I blew it.
Dropped the ball.
Caused a stir.
The metaphoric glitter describing ways in which we sin is endless.
We live in a fallen world, and that's no secret. Wake up every day and one is confronted with such a simple reality that brokenness is everywhere. No person is immune to it, nor is any person untouched by the realities of sin.
Since we are all bound together in this earth journey, the next time you are connected to someone who simply causes a problem, whether big or small, remember this: no person feels worse about something gone wrong than someone who prefers living in the right.
I cannot recall to memory having met any person who gets up every day hoping and praying that they bring pain into the daily experience of those around them. Maybe there are some out there who do, but the average person doesn't want the drama of having to recover from making mistakes made.
The next time you are connected to someone else's bad day, just realize there's not a lot you can say or do to make that person feel any worse than they already feel about what they did.
Grace is something we all crave in moments of despair, and yet grace is something we rarely give in moments when we are not the one most in need of it.
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.
- 1 Corinthians 16:23