“If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:3). The word “gracious” here has a wider meaning than grace-filled words. This King James Version translates it as, better, easy, kind, good, and gracious. God is not out to get you. He is not thinking up ways to wake you up with tragedy. He is good. He is easy on you. “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). “…for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil” (Luke 6:35). Are you getting the picture? The Lord is good even to those who don’t deserve it according to our standards. Can you see Jesus jumping out of his car in total rage swinging a sledgehammer at another person? It’s goodness and graciousness that leads a person to change their thinking about who God really is. Jesus in us. Are we also gracious, and kind? Is our speech grace-filled?