Did you ever say anything or do anything as a teenager you regretted as an adult?
Would you want to be judged today by how you behaved as a teen? I wouldn’t.
There are reasons that we aren’t permitted to vote or to enter into legally binding contracts as a teen. If you are like me, the dumbest things you ever did or said happened while you were an adolescent.
Recently a well-known Mediterranean restaurant and grocery store in Minneapolis has faced protests and boycotts of its business after racist quotes made by the owner’s daughter, when she was a teen, surfaced on social media.
Majdi Wadi has fired his daughter, and she has apologized publically stating “Those statements were made a long time ago, and I was in a different place in my life, they in no way, shape or form reflect who I am as a person today.”
But a public apology and remorse for past behaviour apparently aren’t enough to satisfy the angry hordes.
And maybe those who have been critical of Lianne Wadi were perfect as teens. Because as a good friend of mine said, “Only those who are without sin get to cast the first stone.”
I’m so glad that when we seek forgiveness and change our behaviour, it’s enough for God.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is possible, you’ll have to attempt the impossible.