Reflection: Overall this chapter teaches that in our shame we can our wholeness. If we are caught in the shadow of disgrace and ashamed of ourselves, God can help us. He can help us not be ashamed and be messengers of his mercy. An impactful story for me from this chapter was about Lula. He was happy to show his report card to G with all Fs, but he had no absences. This showed that he was doing his best to turn his life around and that he was trying his best.