"I know I chatter on far too much...
but if you only knew how many things I want to say and don't.
Give me some credit."
~Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables
So many things pass before my eyes and ears day to day and some create a burning in my soul. I must not be silent!
Recent descriptions of me by others have often included the word "passion." A relative (who will remain unnamed) recently
So, is life to be
In some things, love and forgiveness must reign rather than the rule of law...for the sake of teaching and promoting the loving character of God. But sometimes, we should never shrink, never compromise, never back down. In ideals, standards, holiness, righteousness. Now, I am in no way a master of which scenario is grace-based and which is uncompromising. I tend to lean toward grace with my kids; with people who have sinned immensely and suffered grave consequences but God has given new life to --- after all if God gives second chances, I ought to as well.
Still I don't think the black and white lines ever blur to gray. But I think grace supersedes law. And we need to ask God for wisdom to know how to handle every circumstance and offense.
And we ought to stand firm on those things in which we ought not to waiver:
the one true God,
His institution of family,
loyalty to the country in which He has caused us to reside
(so long as the governing principles of that country are in line with His perfect word).
What do you think?
Are things black and white, and gray?
Or are there no gray areas but only "grace" areas?
My tunnel vision mind can only calculate black and white at the moment.
Enlighten me. :)