THIS THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK IS PROVIDED EACH WEEK BY GRACE COMMUNION INTERNATIONAL IN THE UK. The Thought this week is provided by James Henderson, an Elder in Grace Communion International and European Superintendent.

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It’s a disgrace! How often I’ve heard people say that this week. It’s also been in the papers and on the TV news.

It was used by frustrated protestors at the UN summit on climate control, by both sides in the US’s unfolding impeachment drama, and, of course, by concerned citizens to vent public anger and outrage at what appears to be the failure of the UK parliament in processing Brexit.

But what is disgrace? It’s the opposite of grace, a religious term that Christians use often. Grace refers to the unmerited favour of God. It involves abandoning the politics of power and the giving up of personal ambition. Jesus did this. He put the prerogatives of divine power to one side in order to die for us so that we might understand what it means to live in peace.

If only politicians, world leaders and even ordinary people like you and me would follow his example. If only we’d put aside our own agendas and make a meaningful difference.

That’s grace.

Best regards,
James

About the Author:
James Henderson is an Elder and the European Superintendent for Grace Communion International.

 

P.S. Find out more about Jesus Christ at www.because.uk.com

 

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