I got this quote from Rachel Held Evans’ post today. I’m posting it here for future reference, because I want to remind myself of what it says.
“Grace isn’t about God creating humans as
flawed beings and then acting all hurt when we inevitably fail and then
stepping in like the hero to grant us grace–like saying ‘Oh, it’s OK,
I’ll be a good guy and forgive you.’ It’s God saying, ‘I love the world
too much to let your sin define you and be the final word. I am a God
who makes all things new.'” – Nadia Bolz Weber, “Pastrix”