What They Don’t Deserve

Sometimes I just want to punish students for asking me for recommendations last minute. I want to close my office door when they come by to get class notes because they overslept for class. I think about withholding all my good will and servant mindset because they just don’t deserve it.

But neither do I.

I don’t deserve any of the goodness and blessing of God, and yet He bestows it freely. I think about this theological truth and change my heart towards the people in my path today. Neighbors, children, students, and colleagues: their good (or terrible) behavior shouldn’t change my opinion of them. I freely extend the grace God shows me.

Living with flair means we stop punishing people because they don’t deserve good things. Neither do we.

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Did you have to extend grace today?

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