It Depends Not on Our Loveliness

Grace offends because it is offensive.  Unlike every other kind of love there is, one-way love does not depend on our loveliness.  It precedes loveliness.  And while we see it mirrored in countless ways in our daily lives and relationships, the Gospel is the only place where we find this kind of paradigm-shattering grace in its pure, unadulterated state.  Jesus is the starting point, and yet we must never forget that it got him crucified.

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 1962

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