The other day I was "beating myself up" for something stupid I had done. I recalled a Peanuts cartoon I had seen some years ago. Lucy, as usual, is being her "school marmish" best. She says to Charlie: "Sooner or later there is one thing you’re going to have to learn. You reap what you sow, you get out of life exactly what you put into it, no more and no less."
Charlie sheepishly replies, "I’d kind of like to see a little margin for error!"
We can all be our own worst Lucys. I’m just as guilty as most of you of being too hard on myself. I’m so grateful that our God is a God of grace...and allows for a margin for error!