Her hair was a mess. She was wearing her long flannel pajama pants along with her untied soccer cleats. When she joined our circle suddenly the other players backed off. One of them actually blurted out, “Eeww, your breath stinks.” (Ah yes, kids can be so sweet to other kids!)
It’s true. The poor little thing had morning breath … really bad. I got that resolved, sort of, by giving her a Juicy Box before we went on the field.
The other day I read Jesus’ words from John 20:22
said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
I thought to myself, “I want to be a person who breathes grace on other people.” I’m trying to be more intentional in trying to do that. I have the Spirit of Christ living in me, and I am daily trying to draw on that power to bring his love, mercy, gentleness, forgiveness, strength, and wisdom to the conflicts of daily life.
So who can you breathe grace on today? I promise you, there’s no one who won’t like the smell of that…