By Jarrid Wilson

All throughout my life I've worked in retail atmospheres. Whether it was clothing, furniture, or electronics, the one thing they all had in common was "damaged goods."

Whenever a product was torn, broken, cracked or ripped, we would immediately fill out a "damage report" and ship it back to where it came from. In the fast-paced world of retail, our priority as a company wasn't to fix what was broken, but to sell what was flawless and profitable.

After much thought, I began to ask, "How often does our world treat its people the same way?"

  • " Only the strong will succeed."
  • " Failure is NOT an option."
  • " Never reveal your weakness."

After we find a defect or flaw in someone, we tend to "damage" them out and ship them off, only to be ignored and forgotten. Our world has based its foundation on the idea of perfection, but eventually that too will crack.

This is a call to action for those looking to advocate Grace and second chances.

The act of Grace isn't to damage out, but to repair and restock.

We all deserve to be restocked.