Extend Grace to This Imperfect, Beautifully Messy Human Club

August 28, 2023by Liz Uimbia1

Imagine this you’re walking along, minding your own business, when suddenly an irritating little speck decides to take up residence right in your eye. Oh, the irritation! It feels like you’re starring in your own personal drama, with your eye as the stage and the speck as the villain. You try blinking, rubbing, and even making those weird, crooked faces, all in an attempt to evict this unwelcome guest from your eyeball.

As you’re wrestling with this tiny troublemaker, it hits you – that annoying speck might just have a lesson to teach you. A lesson about empathy and understanding. A lesson that reminds you that you’re not the only one with a speck in their eye. It’s like a universal nudge from the universe, a cosmic reminder that everyone, yes, everyone, carries their own speck.

In the grand scheme of life, these specks are like our flaws and imperfections. They’re those little things that trip us up, hold us back, and make us question our brilliance. They’re the moments we fall short, the times we mess up, and the days we feel like we’re scoring a big fat zero on life’s report card. But hey, guess what? That’s okay. Really, it is.

Because just as that irritating speck will eventually find its way out of your eye, there’s a greater force God who is watching over you and will help you through your specky eye moment. You can call it destiny, the universe, or simply the strength within you that helps you stand up every time you stumble. It’s a reminder that failure is not the end of the road; it’s just a detour on the way to success. So yes, while you may fall flat on your face today, there’s a good chance you’ll be doing a graceful dance tomorrow.

And if you think about it, those visible specks in other people’s eyes? They’re like a mirror reflecting back our own humanity. They’re there to remind us that we’re all part of the same club – the imperfect, beautifully messy human club. They help us extend grace, that wonderful gift of understanding, to those who might be struggling a bit more visibly than we are.

So, the next time you notice someone with a speck that’s practically doing the cha-cha in their eye, remember your own battles. Remember that time you stumbled over your own shoelaces or mispronounced “Croissant” in ArtCaffe. Remember that you, too, have been there, and you know what it’s like to have a speck that blinds you to the bigger picture.

Let’s make it a habit to offer a hand, a tissue, or just a kind word to those who seem to be wrestling with their own specks. Let’s be that gentle wind that helps them clear their vision, just as we hope someone will do for us when we’re blinded by our own insecurities and doubts.

So, here’s to embracing our specks and celebrating our imperfections. Here’s to extending grace like confetti at a parade and reminding each other that we’re all in this wild, beautiful, imperfect ride called life together. After all, it’s the specks that make the journey all the more interesting.

One comment

  • Agnes

    August 28, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Very encouraging read. Keep up the good work.


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