Sunday, August 31, 2008

quote for the week - Philip Yancey on grace from the church

...I believe that dispensing God's grace is the Christian's main contribution. As Gordon MacDonald said, the world can do anything the church can do except one thing: it cannot show grace. In my opinion, Christians are not doing a very good job of dispensing grace to the world, and we stumble especially in this field of faith and politics.
What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey, p. 242


L.L. Barkat said...

Grace is something I think we first must experience at a deep level before we understand how to extend it. So maybe we must begin within.

(Btw, I gave you a little tag, for better or worse. )

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, L.L. Surely grace must begin there if we're to display it outwardly to the world.

Thanks for the tag, and I'll look into that soon. I did look over at your blog, and your thoughts are quite interesting from it, actually.