Grace can be a bit of a nuisance.
After all, it’s too naive. It too quickly believes that someone is better than their track record, that old dogs can learn new tricks, and that impossible things really are possible.
It’s like that kind of cute, kind of annoying kid who always believes that his dad is the strongest, smartest, and doggone handsomest dude on the planet. It’s cute at first, and then it becomes a bit troublesome. Nobody really wants to hang out with that kid; his gullibility and innocence tends to dishevel reputations.
The hard, embarrassing truth of Christianity is that we love the idea of grace; but in reality, we are scared of the practical implications. We love to talk about it, write about it, sing about it, pray about it, and preach about it; but we are much too timid to actually, ferociously live it.
Because grace, at it’s core, is disruptive.
Grace is impractical.
Grace is complicated.
Grace is controversial.
Grace is inconsiderate.
Grace is all of these wildly rowdy things and more. Maybe it’s time we start living out grace as much as we sing about it.
Sometimes we need a complicated, controversial, impractical and inconsiderate interruption to our too easily self-focused and safe lives. That’s why grace is so beautiful…it’s because it’s so wonderfully opposite of us.
Comment below and tell me; What’s a practical way that you will live out grace this week?