Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grace...just because

I received an email today that urged a group to support someone during an activity "because they have supported us."

Is that the way a church is supposed to be? Should we be supportive because someone else has supported us? Do we owe people grace?

Or is grace something else entirely? Is love demanded of us as a response to the actions of God?

Does keeping score of the goodness done by others, and trying to repay them make any sense at all? I think it cheapens grace -- I think it takes something of infinite value and places a price on it.

Offer grace and love to someone just because you can. Just because it is the way we are called to be. Just because the person in front of you is a child of God.



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