Saturday, February 4, 2012
This month to prepare for spring and Easter I have decided to focus on God's grace and our need to be gracious to others. It's a hot potato issue and should not be, because it is so central to the new covenant proclamation. Perhaps because it is so important we tend to lose the reality of walking and living in Grace. Because we are living in a world of tensions and differing views it is just plain easier to see people as good or bad, friend or foe, deserving of grace or wrath.
Behind it all is a worldview that asks the biggest kind of Question. Is God gracious?
For if He is not we are all in trouble. But I wonder how our lack of comprehension of the scandalous idea of "unmerited favor" really hurts our enjoyment of life and our ability to function graciously.