Grace is unearned, undeserved, unmerited favor, or kindness. It’s the love and mercy given to ourselves and others, especially when we feel unworthy. Between the coronavirus and the movement to dismantle the systems of racism, we are all in need of a generous helping of grace.
We’re practicing social distancing, washing our hands frequently, wearing a mask in 80-degree temps, parenting 24-7 without a break, and working full-time; while also encouraging people to vote and fighting for equality. Whew! Thanks, 2020!
We need grace! We can’t possibly be the perfect wife, mom, and friend right now, and we can’t expect anyone else to be either. On a typical day, perfection is overrated and unrealistic, but in the midst of 2020, it’s ridiculous to even aim for perfection. So, give the kids grace and let them stay up a bit later, give yourself grace and let the house be a little messier, give your spouse grace and eat take-out a little more often; just generously give grace!
In fact, sprinkle grace around like confetti!
Have you struggled giving yourself or others grace lately? What are some ways you can better extend grace? Feel free to leave a comment below.