“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”  ~Bryan Stevenson

I don’t generally retype the quote but this one?  It is just that important.

We are all more than the worst thing.  Each and every one of us.  We are all, after all, children of God.

But pay close attention to how we talk and think about each other.  He’s a good kid.  Sure, he totalled his dad’s car, but it was a mistake.  We all make them.

That one? That one over there is bad through and through.  He’s Gran loves him?  Grandmother’s love everyone.  He is bad.  If he hadn’t just robbed that convenience store, the cops wouldn’t have shot him.

There are far too many conversations like this each and every day.  I’m not saying the good kid who makes a mistake should get slammed but I am saying that really?  We are all children of God.

We do good things.  But we also fall short each and every day.  Just like Grandmother’s God loves us all.  And that’s a good thing.  Maybe just maybe we could try to spot that God-light in each other and look on it with love.

Because really?  Each of us is more…