Thursday, February 24, 2011

So Much More Chapter Five

I don't have a lot to say on this chapter except that I appreciated "You don't have to respect his [your father's] weaknesses, but you should be sensitive to them. We are all weak." So often I tend to see the weaknesses in my "authority figures" (father, mother, pastor, etc.) which can turn into disrespect or bitterness for me. But I love the grace that in Christ I can extend to them. They won't be perfect and neither will I. Not until we see Jesus face to face will that happen. I can choose to see their faults only or I can realize that "but for the Grace of God there go I" and choose to give them grace and mercy. I am trying to choose the latter.

1 comment:

  1. I understand about translating another's weaknesses into a reason to disrespect or look down on them. Why do we expect others to be perfect when we aren't? I don't know, but good quote about being sensitive to them b/c we are all weak.