Sunday, July 3, 2011

Grace and boldness

Sometimes it seems like the only time I can be bold is when I am angry. I can stick up for myself well enough. But I'm not always kind. I want to be bold in being kind and full of grace. There are many times in scripture where Jesus stood up for the least noticed, the dirty and disadvantaged. I'm thinking of the call girl who cried and washed Jesus' feet with her tears. (Luke 7:3-50) Or the Man who was born blind (John 9). I want to see past the lies that puff us up and see the innocent outside of my own fears. Boldness, I think I have mistaken boldness for bulldozing or being impenetrable. But Jesus mowed people over with His compassion and wisdom--and grace.

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