November 11, 2018
A month ago Gail talked here about “amazing grace.” Today I’d like to follow up on her teaching by sharing with you what I find not only amazing but also so disturbing about grace. I’d like to suggest that God’s grace is so startling that none of us really believes it, especially when it comes to ourselves. We talk about grace, we may even teach about grace, but when it comes down to it, we really can’t believe it. In fact, in some ways, I don’t think we even want to believe it.
Let’s remember that grace is always available to us. It doesn’t depend on how major the sin is, how sorry we are, whether we make amends, or whether we even want that grace. God always offers grace, that is, God always forgives and never holds it against us. Whether we can believe it, accept it and make it real for us.is a different question