Misunderstood Grace

I feel that in our culture, the American society, we often miss the meaning of Grace.  We dont understand it in the first place. 

Our culture tells us that to recieve, you must first give.  And when you give, give sparingly, not a penny more.  If someone attacks you, attack them back. 

As a child i was told by my father that if someone hits me, i have the right to hit them back, twice as hard.  But then in the Gospels, Jesus tells us to turn the other cheek. 

Often times in churches, we see people looked down upon.  The prostitute.  The lawer that did his job.  The girl that is now pregnant.  The drug addict.  The outcast.  The divorced. 

To many times ‘Christians’ (myself included) have lost the element of Grace.  In many circles, to recieve the grace of God, you must first do this, that and something else.  To be recieve, you must first give.

Grace is more powerful than that.  If we each had to be perfect before recieving the grace of God, each and every one of us would fail.  No one would be able to recieve grace because we are human. 

The beautiful thing about Grace is the fact that it is freely given to each and every single one of us.  It doesnt matter how we failed in the past, God sees through that, He knows that, but He loves us anyways.  He loves us just the way we are, using us to glorify his name. 

As the church, we need to start giving grace, just like we recieved it, unconditionally.  Look past the failures of sin and see the Child of God within each and every person you meet. 

In giving Grace unconditionally, we will learn to Love unconditionally.

God Bless and PEACE

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