Attempting to create environments of grace comes with a tricky predicament. The longer we live, the more we realize that we are a mess, and the more tempted we are to be embarrassed by it. So what do we really mean by the thought, grace is messy? Well we mean it is as real, frustrating, maddening, full of suffering. And, that it is still worlds better. Faces toward hope, into the breach fellow friends and travelers.