We want to earn the feeling that we are okay. We want to climb ladders and have everyone tell us how proud they are and how much we deserve everything good, so we can nod and smile as we agree. if we are really extra bad, like the prostitute or the men just out of prison, grace is the best thing we’ve ever heard of. But for the good kids […], it feels a little different to think we may need God in a desperate way.
When God gives us grace, he is also taking something from us. He takes our control.
True grace threatens our control. But it gives something too. It gives something better.