What does “grace” mean?
Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.
I’ve decided to take this just one step at a time, and for a while one verse at a time. This is the first verse God sent me to. I know, it isn’t anything that would normally come to mind when thinking about becoming a graceful person, but I had to stop and reread it–twice.
A garland to grace your head…to grace your head. I hadn’t really thought about this meaning of grace when I started, but what a beautiful meaning to begin with. To adorn or to make more beautiful. What a lovely goal. Will my interactions with others make them more beautiful? Will I only treat them with grace? Or will I become a person who graces others?
Dear Lord, what does it take to learn to love that way?
What about your children, your family? Do you treat them with grace…or grace them?