Resumes present a perfect picture of the candidate. It is properly worded, properly laid out, properly stating everything good and perfect of the man or woman at hand.
And what about the imperfect? What about we who are flawed, marred, lost? When does our time to shine come into play?
Hold on, my friend. Hope is ahead.
Philip Yancey gives us this:
“Imperfection is the prerequisite
for grace. Light only gets in
through the cracks.”
How about that. Light Shines Through the Cracks.
My Bible teaches me this …
“Where sin abounds, grace abounds more.” And you could use a lot of different words for “sin”. (Romans 5:20)
At another place we find this … “God’s power shows up best in weak people.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Does a good person, a perfect person need the grace of God? One would think not, after all, they are good. Maybe even perfect – or so we think.
And then comes the hard reality of “For all have sinned and fall short of God’s ideal.”
So, for all you wanna-be perfects, you “holy ones”, you “righteous to the core” types, and especially we of the “imperfect specimen” brand … thanks be to God for grace that is offered. It is abundant, overflowing, and greater than all our short-coming, our fallacies, our sins and our failures.
We are offered grace. You, me, the President, Billy Graham, The Pope, and the woman in the gutter on 1st Avenue in Seattle – grace is offered.
Ann Lamott says this: “We are loved and chosen, and do not have to get it together before we show up. The opposite may be true: We may not be able to get it together until after we show up in such miserable shape.”
(Help Thanks Wow: Three Essential Prayers by Ann Lamott)
Some other wise one said this: “Thunderously, inarguably, the Sermon on the Mount proves that before God we all stand on level ground: murderers and temper-throwers, adulterers and lusters, thieves and coveters.”
Grace flows down. How great is that!
Now, put THAT on your resume.
Offering Words of
One Word at a Time