The Ripple Effects of Grace

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Today at Mockingbird, Sarah Condon wrote an excellent piece on the ripple effects of extending grace to someone who fell into sin. I really like the balance she has in addressing this issue. We don’t minimize the evil done by a sinner and we don’t brush the consequences off as if grace overrides the need for accountability. Yet at the same time, as Christians we are called to have a compassionate and loving disposition toward those who wrong us. This grace should characterize the life of the believer to such an extent that it should be a testimony to the gospel of Christ and his Spirit within us. This is a good article.. head on over to Mockingbird and read I Fell Into a Burning Ring of Grace : Thoughts on the Useful Sinner

4 thoughts on “The Ripple Effects of Grace

  1. Lenette

    “patting ourselves on the back for being “a nice person” may not be what Jesus had in mind when he told us, “Here O Israel the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

    That quote tore to my heart. Practicing piety in front of others is very common in my church and sadly in me. I have even caught myself going to do a good deed and when I realized no one was watching decided not to do it. Is my sin really that deep? I don’t understand this change in me. Just a month ago I thought this was okay. Now I am heart broken.

    • ajcerda

      Lenette please know that I am praying for you. This is a difficult place to be. I pray that Christ’s peace may comfort you.

  2. Yup pretty much true there today I yelled at my son and after crying he said I love you mommy even when you make me cry it was so hard for me but he gave me grace more than I gave him

  3. ajcerda

    Serena I totally understand and am praying for you. We all need grace.

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