The Anomaly of Grace


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Grace.
It’s an anomaly.
It’s not normal.

I’m convinced that people do not know what second chances are.
Maybe it’s because they’ve never been given one.
Maybe it’s because they won’t give themselves one.
Whatever the reason… second chances just don’t seem to exist these days.

We live in such an instantaneous world…
that second chances never have the opportunity to be born.
We live in a “guilty until proven innocent” world.

Everyone wants a second chance.
But no one wants to give one.

I often daydream.
When I daydream… I dream of a world that fully embraces grace.
I wonder what the world would look like
if not only we gave second chances…
but we capitalized on the second chances that we’re given.

Second chances are a rare occurrence…
so when we get them…
we should not waste them.

This anomaly called grace…
it’s radical.

You see… a guy that hits his wife… doesn’t deserve a second chance.
You see… a guy that runs a dog fighting ring… doesn’t deserve a second chance.
You see… a guy that sets a bomb at a marathon… doesn’t deserve a second chance.
There are just some things that you cannot do… ever.

THAT. IS. THE. WORLD. WE. LIVE. IN.

But that is not the world God created.

Ephesians 1:7-8
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with
the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.
8 He has showered his kindness on us

God is so rich in His kindness…
that he has the grace to give.
To Ray Rice.
To Mike Vick.
To the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Grace is a tough pill to swallow…
when it’s given to others…
but often times goes down so much smoother when it’s give to us.

Don’t procrastinate showering kindness on others today…
especially those it’s a little more difficult to shower with kindness.

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The Anomaly of Grace

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