You have probably heard the news about Susan Peirez and her foolish meltdown on that Delta flight because she didn’t want to sit next to a baby. Now I think we can all agree that her behavior was reprehensible. There is just no excuse for it and having to miss the flight was a just reward but now she may lose her job over it. Really?
Have you ever had a bad day and engaged in foolish, sinful behavior because you were in the flesh? I know I have. Usually we pay for such behavior with negative affects on our relationships and reputations and most people (even non-Christians) apologize for such irrational meltdowns once they have come back to their senses.
Susan Peirez had one of those days, but this time her melt-down was captured on video and went viral on social media. The result…many people think she should lose her job. This is indicative of a graceless society.
What if that was your moment that went viral? How would you want people to respond to your apology? Probably not how these stories typically go down.
We have become like the mob of ancient Rome. We are only placated by the sight of blood. Let’s shame and ruin them. Let’s spam businesses to fire employees who were caught on a bad day in a bad moment or let’s do our best to make people whose ideas we disagree with unemployable.
May God in His kindness put more grace in our hearts.