This is Dooley, the best cat in my house.
Until he left a huge scratch mark on my brand new screen.
Dooley didn't budge. Perhaps it was my ranting and arm flailing that caused the immobility. Or maybe it was his determination that surely this screen must open somewhere.
That tear just bothers me so much. How could Dooley betray me like that? Then I remembered forgiveness. I remembered Grace.
I do things wrong - sometimes I know it, sometimes I don't. But Jesus forgives me when I hold up my hands with a heartfelt and embarrassed "oops."
Surely I can extend the same to my cat. And to others. For he who sins much, forgives much, and loves even more.