The other day I posted the following on my friend's blog and following that is the comment someone left about my comment.
"Today I was talking with my boss about my current situation and we got on the topic of faith. He is a Christian but said that because of his international travel, he believes there is more than one way to get to God. I was dumb struck. He talked about the favorable parts of many other religions and says he believes they are all valid ways to get to God, he just happens choose Jesus Christ and I'm sitting there wondering what I can possibly say that 1)won't offend him and 2)won't deny Christ. So I said, "You know, the thing that sets Christianity apart from all other world religions is grace." He was silent for a moment and then said, "Hmmm, I never thought about that. That's a good point." Phew! Thanks for giving me the right words, God! "
I am sorry Erin, but I have to say that I take offense to your last comment I am a jew and I believe that I include grace into my daily life. Be sure to think a little about others feelings because I am sure many other faiths read Adrienne's blog for inspiration.
I tend to offend. Especially when I'm trying really hard not to. But look at anomymous' comment..."I am a jew and I believe that I include grace into my daily life." This pretty much confirms my comment to my boss about Christianity being the only religion that is based on grace. Anonymous is looking at what he/she is doing to include grace into his/her life. Christianity looks at what God did when He sent Jesus as a final sacrifice for man's sins. Total, extreme, radical grace based on intense love.
Have you seen Blood Diamond? The love Solomon has for his son rocked my world. All I could think of is how that love mirrros the love God has for us. Here is the conversation that brought tears to my eyes:
Look at me, what are you doing?
You are Dia Vandy of the proud Mende tribe.
You are a good boy who loves soccer and school.
Your mother loves you so much. She waits by the fire making plantains and red palm oil stew with your sister N’Yanda and the new baby.
The cows wait for you.
And Babu, the wild dog who minds no one but you.
I know they made you do bad things. But you are not a bad boy.
I am your father who loves you. And you will come home with me and be my son again.
Ahhh, true unconditional love. Loved inspite of our detestable thoughts and actions, loved even though we can never make enough sacrifices to cover our own sins. Loved so much that THE ultimate sacrifice was made. Loved so that we, too, can love. Love that sets us FREE!!!