In the last few weeks, more than once, I’ve heard the comment, “I appreciate your grace or thank you for your grace.”
- Is it driven by the time of the year?
- Or the challenges of our divisive society?
- Or the pace at which so many of us are moving?
Whatever the reason this is becoming a familiar refrain, it is a reminder of what it means to accept. Asking for grace is asking for acknowledgment of my humanity. Giving others grace is a compassionate act that says, “I won’t judge you.”
In a world where judgments can be swift and unforgiving, giving grace can be a powerful reminder of the value of empathy, understanding, and forgiveness in building relationships and community.