Kennon Vaughan writes a blog on ‘Authentic Manhood’ that a previous Journalism student of mine posted about. He shared this article and I found the ending particularly intriguing
It is well documented that a larger and larger percentage of young men are not becoming men. They are not taking responsibility. They are not growing up. They are not showing initiative. I can’t help but wonder how many haven’t been given permission to make mistakes.
For others, making mistakes is the easy part. But when it comes time to own them, I see nothing but a tail tucked quietly between their legs, and the hope that someone else will clean up their mess. And sadly, someone does.
I’m all for grace, but grace should come after our willingness to own our mistakes, not in spite of it.