Until Further Notice – Grant Grace
“Everyone is flailing through this life without an owner’s manual, with whatever modicum of grace and good humor we can manage.”Anne Lamott
We are blazing a new trail.
We are walking down a path unseen by our generation.
There is not an owner’s manual that tells us exactly how to handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Sure, experts and leaders are making educated decisions and suggestions regarding how to proceed and what could happen next.
Not everyone will get it right.
Not every leader will make the right decision.
It’s easy to second guess our leaders as we sit at home. “He should have done this.” “She shouldn’t have said that.” It seems easy to be the quarterback when we are sitting on our butts on the sidelines. It’s not so easy when we are in the middle of the game with our opponents coming at us.
It’s time for granting grace to our leaders. Those leading in our companies are trying to make the best decision possible for their employees, their customers, and their shareholders. They may or may not get it right every time.
Those leading in our communities, our regions, and our country are trying to make the best decisions possible for their constituents. They may or may not get it right every time.
Those leading in the medical world are trying to make the best decisions possible for their patients. As we have seen, they haven’t been able to save every patient.
Grace is an ingredient we all need in our lives. And we must learn to give it as well.
Until further notice, grant grace!
Prayer: Remind me of the grace I have been given. Give me wisdom, courage, and empathy to understand and to grant grace to others.
Ponder & Discuss: To whom do you need to grant grace? (Share your thoughts in the comments.)
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”Acts 20:32 (NIV)