What if Grace wasn’t so amazing?
What if Grace was just run-of-the-mill common?
What if we just accepted how broken we all are, and stopped being so surprised when others act in broken ways?
What if Grace just naturally got in line ahead of judgment?
What if we didn’t need to spend all those years judging others as weak, or immoral, or self-destructive before we discovered we are all weak, and immoral, and self-destructive?
What if we didn’t have to suffer horribly on the way to Grace, and yet still didn’t take Grace for granted, as though it were “cheap” or easy?
What if when we couldn’t contain our wounds we easily turned to others for help, and realized this is Grace at work?
I wonder if a place full of Run-Of-The-Mill Common Grace would look like that mysterious “Kingdom of God” we hear about…
What if it Grace wasn’t so amazing?
I guess that would mess with some of our hymns.