Chapter 4: The Grace of Integrity
As I read this chapter, I found myself highlighting line after line, the sage advice and gentle (yet at the same time powerful) reminders of what a life of generosity wrapped in integrity could be, resonated deeply with me. I completely understood the struggle to be an example to my children, all the while trying to avoid the ole, "do as I say not as I do" model I can easily slip into.
Lisa reminds the reader of just how counter-cultural the nature of a belief in Jesus Christ can be, when she recounts the precious story of her godson believing her new book was titled, "The Grace of DS," his favorite gaming system. That defining moment when she realized how quickly his enthusiasm over the perceived topic would have been doused over the actual one. How many people, even in our own families, see our desire to know and love the Lord as banal and boring. Yet, how far from the truth that perception truly is!
If we want to be truly effective in our evangelization efforts, we must first realize that we will have greater influence because of our actions. We must behave with integrity always, being true to the people God created us to be. At the very least, that means loving and serving all whom we meet. ~ Lisa Hendey, The Grace of Yes
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