Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sola Gratia

We often take grace for granted, or think of it only in terms of wiping the slate clean for forgiveness, but there is more to it than that. Grace often gets overshadowed in our endless declamations over morality and right-vs-wrong, but in the end grace is the only thing that matters.

It's easier to appeal to the stark nature of Law and Morality than it is to walk through the treacherously gray footing life gives us, but when all is said and done, grace is the only guide worth having. And it's more comfortable to talk about Right and Wrong than it is to extend grace to people whose actions, whose choices, and whose lives put us ill at ease, but in the end, grace is our only hope.

One last thing about grace: Once you've received it, you have no choice but to extend it.

Copyright © 2009 by David Learn. Used with permission.

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