“As you get to know people more, you realize your need for grace.” This was something one of my professors said in class this week that really stuck out to me. The more you get to know someone the more you realize that they are a sinner. But also, the more they get to know you, the more they realize that you are a sinner.
By rights, knowing this about one another, we should all despise each other. Yet, God, in His grace, saw fit to give us a capacity to love. And what a beautiful gift that it is. It is because of grace that parents love their children, and children love their parents. It is because of grace that husbands love their wives, and wives love their husbands. And most important of all, it is because of grace that God loves us, and we love Him.
My own personal need for grace is never more apparent to me than when I have a friend who loves me well. No one is perfect, and I am no exception. There are times when I am sulky and rude and self-centered. And more often than not, in those moments, I have friends who care enough about me to give me chocolate and coffee and the time of day. Because they care for me, and they want to see me doing well.
It is so important to cherish loved ones and be kind to strangers, because every healthy human relationship is merely a result of God’s grace. I’ll leave you with one last quote from another of my professors.
“It takes a lifetime to get how much people are worth.”
Thanks for Reading.
Until Next Time, Say Out if Trouble!