Facebook reminds me daily of something I wrote in the past. Often, I read these musings and find myself asking the question: Did I write this? Far be it from me to question Facebook; thus, here’s something I penned seven years ago. I hope it provides you with a little seed for thought.
Just finished my meditative, morning moment and it occurred to me that we believers talk regularly about God’s grace and mercy. In particular, I found myself thinking that we often talk of these qualities as if they are something that should rain down from heaven like daily rations of manna. Phillip Yancey talks in his book, “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” of something called “ungrace”. It’s that dichotomous thing so many of us Christians present to a world so in need of grace. Ungrace finds fault where forgiveness is needed, judges where understanding is appropriate, condemns where pardoning is liberating, and prejudges where reconciliation and togetherness is long overdue.
Grace is so sweet when it’s demonstrated by the people of God to a world so in need of it. Isn’t that what Jesus did?
I’m old and blessed…hope you will be too.
Isn’t it interesting how sometimes the same message seems to be hammered home? You are reinforcing exactly what my morning devotional is saying, and what I heard in the sermon last Sunday! Searching my should to see where I’m guilty of ungerace …
Glad our thoughts connected. God’s spirit can facilitate that.