Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Graced Again

“I guess we should call this gospel brokenness, because only the gospel of God’s grace can enable us to be completely honest about our stuff without falling into toxic shame or self-contempt. And only the gospel can humble us, soften us, and give us the power to repent—or, at least, not run away or rant. When followers of Jesus walk openly in this kind of brokenness—gospel brokenness—angels in heaven rejoice, and people without faith or those with much cynicism about Christians, are likely to reconsider who Jesus is.  Scotty Smith, Restoring Broken Things