“How could the gospel of Christ be truly called “Good News” if God is a righteous judge rewarding the good and punishing the evil? Did Jesus really have to come to reveal that terrifying message? How could the revelation of God in Christ Jesus be accurately called “news” since the Old Testament carried the same theme, or “good” with the threat of punishment hanging like a dark cloud over the valley of history?”
This is a quote from Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel. I’ve been thinking about grace a lot the past while and wondering just how gracious God’s grace is. I haven’t really come up with anything yet, but that’s my burning question: how gracious is God’s grace?