I acquire books at an alarming rate (mostly second hand)…and I have to cull through my books several times a year or else my house will become wall to wall books! Sometimes before getting rid of a book, I’ll jot down a few quotes or thoughts from it in a notebook. This way I’ll have key points or challenging quotes for the future. Here is a quote about grace that I wanted to share:
To be people of amazing grace is to see ourselves as recipients of un-owed kindness and understanding, and if we really believe it’s been lavished upon us undeservedly, maybe we can lavish a little upon the people we find ourselves least inclined to view generously.
If we’re showering only the people we already love with love, do we really think grace is all that amazing? Are we any different from anyone else in our behavior? Do we really believe in amazing grace at all? Or have we placed a limit on it…?
(David Dark in The Gospel According to America)