Thought for the Day: Martin Luther, the 16th century reformist, reconnected Christianity’s understanding of faith with its understanding of God’s amazing grace. Amidst a religious structure that had become consumed with the doling out of divine love, Luther wrote, “Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace…” God’s love is allocated by God alone. It is controlled only by God, and even then, God’s control of it is the act of unleashing its full power upon every person and every aspect of creation. As human beings, we like to play god by controlling the distribution of the divine gifts. Yet if we were really playing God, we would know that by definition divine love is freely given. Playing God would only mean opening the floodgates and letting the torrent of grace flow. Actually, I’m pretty sure that is exactly what we are to do.
Prayer: Broaden my heart’s capacity to love, O Lord, as only you can do. Amen.
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