As a parent, I have to give a lot of grace. It’s tricky ground to navigate knowing when to offer immunity and exemptions and when to hold the boundaries with discipline. Because to me, it’s not black and white.
There are always shades of grace.
The truth is, I don’t think parents ever run out of grace for their kids. Patience? Yes. But grace? I don’t think so. I guess I can only speak for myself, but no matter what my boys ever do, they will find grace in my arms. They will also find consequences, but there will always be grace and forgiveness. I can always see the good child behind whatever action he’s taken. His choices don’t change who he is. That’s just a parent’s love.
I wonder then, why don’t we hold that same level of grace for ourselves?
Why is it that when we take a good look …