It's Holy Week.
And I've been failing miserably at offering grace freely.
Wow, that is hard to admit. In the wake of Jesus walking to the cross, I have been unable to offer grace to those closest to me. And I have excuses, sure. Plenty of them. But they are just that: excuses that come out of my own selfishness. Without Jesus, this is how I behave. I behave grace-lessly and selfishly. But when I open my heart to Jesus, to the weight of what He has done for me and I remember, I am able to pour out His grace to others in my life.
So today is a day of working on heart-things.
Today is a day I ask for forgiveness.
Today is a new day of surrender.
May my heart be purified as I, too, approach the cross this week on bended knee, seeking my beautiful Savior.