Monday, February 16, 2015

Reflection for the Week–February 16

God’s forgiveness is unconditional, yet at the same time paradoxically conditional. That is, Christ’s work on the behalf of humanity is universal. It takes care of the totality of sin once and for all. There is not one single sin that stands outside his powerful blood to cleanse. While this wonderful truth is a done deal, it is crucial for each person, as the opportunity presents itself, to recognize, accept, and embrace this gracious invitation to be forgiven, and then to live out its implications for the past, present, and the future.


carter said...

I have decided that we have been freed by the blood of Christ to be responsive to the holiness reflected in the fact that all are created in the image of God, and therefore, deserve to be treated as Christ treated me. The difficulty is in those who take advantage of my attempt to live out that grace and abuse my efforts.

carter said...

You have succinctly stated what I believe: we are saved to live differently. We are freed from the need to seize power or take retribution or wreak vengeance. I can give my coat, carry the burden the extra mile, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, because I have been shown unmerited grace.

Greg said...

Thanks Carter. Well said. Good to have your comments.