Extravagant Grace

Those aren’t easy words to accept. Especially, if like me, you grew up believing some would be saved and most would be damned. It took many years for my belief to change. God had to overcome my objections. I resisted because such extravagant grace wasn’t the traditional teaching of the Church. It wasn’t the usual interpretation of Scripture. It wasn’t the formula I’d been taught as a child. My belief changed only as I recognized the grace I’d experienced was not limited or conditional. I know a God of boundless love.

 My experience is not unique … In ways we don’t fully understand and can’t completely communicate, we were drawn to Jesus … It was the God of Jesus that attracted us. The God Who loves people more than formulas, mercy more than judgment, and pardon more than punishment. The God who seeks the lost, heals the brokenhearted, accepts the outcast, is kind to the wicked and ungrateful, is merciful and forgiving, and loves the whole world …

I could no more reject this love than a man dying of thirst could refuse a cup of water.

Philip Gulley / James Mulholland
If Grace Is True, pages 13-14

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  1. Mike Says:

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    • sandres2k8 Says:

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