“‘The world can do almost anything as well as or better than the church,’ says Gordon MacDonald. ‘You need not be a Christian to build houses, feed the hungry, or heal the sick. There is only one thing the world cannot do. It cannot offer grace.’
MacDonald has put his finger on the church’s single most important contribution. Where else can the world go to find grace? . . .
I would far rather convey grace than explain it. . . .
Grace is the only force in the universe powerful enough to break the chains that enslave generations. Grace alone melts ungrace.“
– Philip Yancey
What’s So Amazing about Grace?
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But actually, I’m not sure I fully agree with MacDonald or Yancey or this one….I believe the world can also show grace. Just maybe not as frequently? (And as for “church” showing grace, I’m more comfortable substituting “believers” because unfortunately the “church” often has a bad reputation for showing grace…) What do you think?
Every day in October I’m sharing a short quote on grace from a favorite book.
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