Do you ever have one of those days--
or maybe even two or three of those days--
when everything you try to do
to get ahead or just get by
crumbles down all around you
and sits in a pile of rubble at your feet?
When you plan for everything
the best you know how
and one forgotten thing ruins it all?
When you're trying to be a good, responsible guy
and you end up coming off as a slacker and a jerk?
When you struggle to forgive yourself for all the mistakes
that you know are really only human?
Did you ever have someone
with every right to be mad at you
treat you with kindness
and tell you it's all okay?
Did you ever know an understanding that looks past flaws,
or a love that covers a multitude of sins?
Have you ever felt grateful and unworthy and relieved
when you realized that grace abounds?