Grace baffles us because it goes against the intuition everyone has that, in the face of injustice, some price must be paid…
…a price has been paid—by God himself. God gave up his own Son rather than give up on humanity.
Grace costs nothing for the receipients but everything for the giver.
What’s So Amazing About Grace, The New Math for Grace
Grace is unfair, which is one of the hardest things about it.
What’s So Amazing About Grace, Unbroken Chain: A Story
“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.”
What’s So Amazing About Grace, The Last Best Word
“Not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Some manuscripts have “seventy times seven,” but it hardly matters whether Jesus said 77 or 490: FORGIVENESS, he implies is not the kind of thing you count on an abacus.
What’s So Amazing About Grace, The New Math of Grace
By forgiving others, we are simply doing for them what they cannot do for themselves.