NANNY GOAT GRACE
Some nanny goats don't tolerate others' kids or even other goats nearby. Some are gentle and allow other kids and adult goats to be near--they exhibit grace. I call it "nanny goat grace."
It seems this world is full of “Who’s to blame?” A car accident? Whose fault so we can get insurance to pay for it. A fire? Who started it? Who can we sue?
Who drives this industry? Lawyers? Insurance companies with lawyers? Money is behind it for sure.
This seems to be contrary to a concept that seems to be losing favor—grace.
When I looked up the meaning of grace on a couple of online dictionaries, I found the following synonyms and definitions, notice the biblical definition is not even listed until fourth place in the Collins English Dictionary:
Synonyms: elegance, finesse, poise, ease Grace definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary (collinsdictionary.com) Accessed 7/3/2022
Then I found:
"1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.
2. A characteristic or quality pleasing for its charm or refinement.
3. A sense of fitness or propriety.
a. A disposition to be generous or helpful; goodwill.
b. Mercy; clemency." Grace - definition of grace by The Free Dictionary Accessed 7/3/2022
"Grace is God's best idea. His decision to ravage a people by love, to rescue passionately, and to restore justly - what rivals it? Of all his wondrous works, grace, in my estimation, is the magnum opus." (Max Lucado) https://www.christianity.com/theology/what-is-grace.html Accessed 7/3/2022
Angry crowds protest other people’s beliefs and ideas. We insist we have free speech in the United States. But do we if many are afraid to even express an opinion anymore in public? Are we gaining or losing? Where is grace?
With God, we can only gain. Jesus came and loaded our sins on his back. They weighed him down as he hung on the cross. He left behind His grace. Grace for those of us who claim Him.
Nanny Goat grace—not baa-aad, but good!