In the last election, Derby, Connecticut John R. Butler was running for a pace on the Board of Appointment and Taxation. However, due to a mistake, John J. Butler, his son’s name, was placed on the ballot. John J. had no interest in the office, never campaigned, yet because of the snafu, he was elected and reluctantly became a member of the board. Everyone makes mistakes. Most are minor slips or flubs. But as John J. and John R. learned, sometimes even minor mistakes can cause major problems. I’ve made some big mistakes in my life and lots of minor ones. But I glory in the truth that no matter what a mess I have made of things, if I will truly turn and seek God’s forgiveness, there is grace and love to be found.