Something I like to say is that I have to choose between law and grace, I choose grace. I’m going to always choose grace. Now, yes, there are things that are wrong and are destructive, and we should avoid evil and stay away from things that will destroy us, destroy others, and destroy our walk with God.
But, even folks that are far, far from God and acting in ways that are destructive, you know what? I’m going still going to give grace.
I’m going to love much.
Because I’ve been forgiven much. Listen to what Jesus says in Luke 7:44-47:
Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came she has not ceased to kiss my feet. You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.”
I have been forgiven so much in my life. Jesus has given me grace after grace, hope after hope, love after love, mercy after mercy. He has forgiven me so very much in my life, and the only response that I can make is to forgive others. To give grace. To show mercy. To show love. To show that hope.
Because He has shown that to me. And as I’ve been forgiven and loved, so must I forgive other and love.
I have been loved much. So, I must love much.
Each of us have. We have all been given grace and mercy today. We’ve all been given love. And with that love we’ve been given, we much give love in return. Today, we must love much. Because we’ve been loved much.
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