Matthew 6:14-15, NIV: For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

How shall I show grace to another, except that I first experience the Grace of God? And how shall I truly learn to extend deep compassion and understanding for another, unless I first discover the perfect compassion of Jesus? It is an unfortunate reality that few of us are inclined to give grace and compassion as Jesus did. Because of such a reality, many of us require a few well placed life lessons, taught us by a loving Father, so that we may learn to freely extend to others that which Christ has freely extended us. If I have eyes quick to notice the weakness and sin of another, I may soon find my own weaknesses rising to the surface to remind me who I am, and from where I have come. God tells us His grace is sufficient for us, it is that and more—it is sufficient for us to have enough to share it with all others as well.