God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope.


Introduction:
The Prodigal God
Page xviii

For my followers who feel I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of time writing about spirituality and faith, and not enough time focusing on Law Of Attraction and positivity, PLEASE bear with me.  This topic is especially dear to me and I DO get on tangents sometimes but as with everything there are cycles and I’ll return to the other aspects of my blog soon.

Merriam Webster Dictionary online defines the word Reckless as:
marked by lack of proper caution : careless of consequences

After having read two similarly spiritually themed books in the past month:
Love Wins
and now:
The Prodigal God

I think I’ve come to an understanding that God truly is benevolent, though I ALWAYS knew and believed that before reading these two books.  Of course there are two sides to each story, however the other side of a graceful and benevolent God is NOT something I’m interested in pursuing.
God is Love
God accepts all people.

God’s reckless grace IS our greatest hope.

The Prodigal God uses the parable of The Prodigal Son as his thesis for his short book.  What’s interesting about this book is how Timothy Keller turns that parable on its head and uses it to provide a way back to spirituality.  I won’t say anything else about the book for fear of giving something demonstrative away.

I am (as I’ve said here too many times to recount) very spiritual and not religious at all.  I can’t recall if it was in The Prodigal God or in Love Wins but in one of these two books, the author discussed the fact that in early Christianity, there were no Christian Churches.  There were simply people who followed Jesus from place to place and listened to his sermons then they too went out and spoke of Jesus.

To me that’s what’s missing from Christianity today and it’s the biggest obstacle in my path to returning to a traditional Church setting.  I recently shared a video from  blogger friend:
Mike Print
called Jesus says go!

The video does a FANTASTIC job of explaining my conundrum with the Traditional Church.

One of the most important  is God’s ability to accept us for who we are.  Even if we can’t accept ourselves, God is always there.  He won’t let us down.  Contrary to what some of strict religious leaders tell us, I BELIEVE differently.

God loves EVERYBODY!
God Accepts EVERYBODY.

To paraphrase the thesis for Love Wins:
God did NOT create all of humanity to only allow a select few into his home.
Our greatest hope is God’s reckless Grace.

Remember that.  It bears repeating yet again:
God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope.

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to everyone.

Chris

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