Grace and peace

Readings for July 12th

Grace and Peace

“Grace and peace contain a summary of all of Christianity.  Grace contains the forgiveness of sins, a joyful peace, and a quiet concience.”  – Martin Luther

Peace comes after forgiveness otherwise we are caught in the cycle of sin and fear.  Peace is more than quiet (since most people rarely stop to listen to the silence, finding not peace but the war inside of them playing loudly).  Grace is more than gift, it is the perfect gift, exactly what we need, precisely suited to the sin-killed, God-alienated, person that we all are.  Luther says it well again…

“There your bones and mine will know no rest until we hear the Word of grace and cling to it firmly and faithfully.”  – Martin Luther

(thanks to Kevin Galloway for the image)

Published in: on July 11, 2010 at 4:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

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