What if Grace Wasn’t Amazing?

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.


About Wes Eades

I've been a pastoral counselor, marital therapist, and overall listening ear since about 1989 or so.
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6 Responses to What if Grace Wasn’t Amazing?

  1. Chris Millette says:

    I think that recognizing the Grace that is right in front of us is very difficult, if not more challenging than excepting it’s existance in the first place.

  2. Melinda Riley says:

    Recognizing and accepting Grace would come easier for me, if I would slow down and just experience it, with all of its splendor and wonder. 🙂 Thanks for the reminder that it is ours for the asking and the taking. 🙂

  3. John Adams says:

    One of your best, my friend…
    One of your best!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great post Wes… an important reminder of what Love looks like. Thanks.

  5. kim hafertepe says:

    I think that God gives us grace because we are weak, insecure and uncertain. I think that judgement comes from these same insecurities because we’re not sure where we fit and we’re not always sure that we are worthy of God’s love. Why is it so hard to believe that he truly loves us?

  6. Great questions…that I’m glad I dont have to answer, because grace IS amazing. Provocative post!

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