Do you want fair? Or do you want grace?
Fair wants the good to be rewarded and the wrongs to be called out.
Fair says not you but Me, Me, Me.
Fair says you have to say it this way, raise your hands this way and only go here and not there.
Fair says you do the crime you do the time.
Fair is what we want when our team is offended and we scream “that’s not fair!”
Our mama’s told us to play fair. Don’t cheat. Take your turn.
And grace disrupts and says who cares about the what because I care about you.
Grace doesn’t play fair.
Grace says everyone is welcome no matter how we look, how we sound, where we go or what we say.
Grace welcomes the less than, the forgotten and grace welcomes them first. Before the fair-play folks.
You can play fair. You can keep the rules and keep score but me? I want grace. Give me grace, always, grace.
He, after all, loves each of us—good and evil, kind and cruel. He causes the sun to rise and shine on evil and good alike. He causes the rain to water the fields of the righteous and the fields of the sinner. – Matthew 5:45
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