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That Amazing Unfair Grace Thing

That Amazing Unfair Grace Thing

Is God unfair? What if the answer is well… yes, kind of, actually… Because of that annoying, amazing, outrageous thing called grace. On a forum the other day, I read a post about how unfair God seemed to be. The poster didn’t think that the concept of forgiveness was a just one, particularly the no-holds-barred reckless forgiveness that we find in the Christian faith. She didn’t think it right that someone who had been bad all their life could simply…

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I walked on by.

I walked on by.

I walked on by. I was in Birmingham city centre the other day, and it was raining. People rushed by, intent on finding shelter and getting to where they needed to go. I was on my way to the station, in no particular hurry. But I walked on by. He was face down, in a grotty sleeping bag, the rain pounding the thin fabric. He could have been ill. He could have been dead. He was probably hungry, probably thirsty….

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