Blinded to grace
Romans 11: 6
6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.
“And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”
The world does not understand grace. Grace is not just, it is not fair. Grace does not give us what we deserve. Grace does not count our misdemeanours or keep a record of wrongs. Grace is the undeserved love and mercy of God. It is that quality of God which sent Jesus, while we were sinners, to love us, to seek us out, to redeem our flesh by taking it on himself, to save us.
The world is suspicious of grace but if more of our relationships were characterised by grace then how could the world resist!
we cannot understand
your capacity to offer us grace.
to offer grace to others.
We want justice.
We want wrongs to be righted.
We want punishment for misdemeanours.
Especially when they are committed by others
and we are on the receiving end!
But that is not your way.
You offer us endless love and mercy.
Help us to be as generous with others
as you are with us. Amen.
Lent Legacy 2021 Action
Day Thirty Three
Take a nice a bunch of flowers to someone who is not expecting them.
Alternative - make a conscious effort to begin to mend fences between yourself and a lost friendship