GraceSunday, April 12, 2009
Today - Easter - is a day to reflect on grace. Not just spiritual or religious grace, but also the grace we extend to and receive from others. Life is too short to keep tally marks, either against someone who has wronged you or against yourself (and we do tend to be most unforgiving of ourselves).
Below is a clip of the famed candlestick scene from Les Miserables. It's about five minutes long and is a reminder that a mistake or error in judgment doesn't have to be the end of the world or the end of a relationship - professional or personal. The slate has been wiped clean and that isn't a one time deal - grace allows it to be wiped clean as many times as necessary.
What messy and marked up slates are you holding on to? Let them go. There is freedom in forgiveness.