Are you a police-person? They are all around us. People watching to make sure we ‘follow the rules’. We have a particular family in our church who are super-police-people! When they show up, everyone gets a little nervous. They watch, they critique, they notice everything….and, if the littlest ‘rule’ isn’t followed – we hear about it (and so does the Bishop). It makes me wonder why they come. I don’t want to judge, or be a police-person, but are they getting anything out of it if all they do is take mental notes?
I suppose that there is something to be learned from everything and so I will try to turn my grumblings into a self-reflective question. Who (or whom) do I police? Do I ever watch something or someone with the sole purpose of finding something wrong? Sometimes I do! Especially if it is a person who I’m not particularly fond of to begin with! So, what to do, what to do…..
Celebrate the Grace! I like that phrase (just came to me) – celebrate the Grace! It’s there, you know, it’s always there, sometimes buried, sometimes bruised, but it’s there. So, instead of being the police – looking for the ‘wrong’, I will try to be the ‘detective’ and search for the Grace….