Someone once said, “We desire Grace for ourselves and Justice for others.” I think it was my pastor that said this one Sunday morning, and it stuck with me. Grace and Justice play huge rolls in our lives. We live and breathe because of grace. We thrive on it. Without grace, we would be abandoned to ourselves without hope. Also inside of us is this great need for Justice. We must have wrongs righted. We must see the bad guy lose and get what he deserves. This comes very close to home when someone near to us wrongs us. Most times, it’s probably an acquaintance that we’re not too fond of, or a neighbor that we just can’t get through to them that we need to sleep at 3:00am at that we definitely don’t want to hear their music while trying to do so. Maybe it’s a family member that has hurt you. Whatever the specifics are, we seem to thirst for justice. We may think to ourselves, “Go get ’em, God” or “God, will show you”. What about that grace we love? What if God “gave it to us” on behalf of the people we’ve wronged? I think Grace is more than just something God extends, I think grace is something He wants us to pour out as well. If we are to be instruments of God, how better to do so than to pour out grace and mercy. If you do this, I think you will confuse the person that has wronged you. You will be showing them something that is above human inclination and planting a seed. I know for certain that you will be allowing the Holy Spirit to have his way. And that’s definitely a good thing.
What do you think?