Melted and Broken

27 Apr

“Involvement with people, especially the marginalized, must begin with a sense of God’s grace. But not just God’s grace to them, but his grace to me. I need to be melted and broken by grace. When I speak with someone who is an alcoholic or a single mother, or someone who’s depressed or unemployed or unemployable, I must do so as a fellow sinner. We’re all broken people in a broken world. If I do not understand this, then my good intentions will be patronizing. Anything I say will be heard as ‘become like me.’ Only as I’m daily struck by God’s amazing grace to me…will my life and words point to Jesus as the Savior.”

Tim Chester

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