This is a guest post written by my “man of steel”, Keary. He wrote this a couple of months ago and I thought it was appropriate to share at the beginning of the year.
God is the God of second chances. When we fail, He is there to pick us up. I am so thankful for His mercy and His grace. However, our society is not so forgiving.
I am not one to deal in absolutes. As an employer, there have been instances where I have given an associate another chance. Part of my responsibilities include teaching and training, and when mistakes occur, they are opportunities to learn and grow. Of course, certain offenses that violate a code of conduct will not allow for a second chance.
Last year, my wife, daughter, and I went to a local restaurant for lunch after church on Sunday. In the past, we had been to this particular establishment several times per year. Every previous experience had been fine. However this time, our service was terrible. I complained at the checkout and my daughter called management later that day to complain as well.
Today, my wife and I went back to this restaurant for the first time since our bad experience. Well I have to say that everything went good like previous times there before the last one. In fact, our service was better than at recent visits at other restaurants in our area.
I am glad that my wife suggested that we give this location another try. Men, it is a wise thing to listen to your spouse ( that’s something to elaborate on at another time LOL). Anyhow, my point is that as believers, we should be more open to give others a second chance. In that way, we demonstrate God’s love to others and that is what we are called to do.