Being gracious is the most extravagant gift of all.
Sometimes people are just plain mean. No matter how nice you've been, no matter how many times you have happily endured their behavior....
So at what point does Jesus say "Ok, that's enough you don't have to be gracious any more."
You and I both know the answer.....seventy times seven.....:-o.....seriously God?
On paper, it sounds possible. I am here to tell you my patients get tried in this area more that I care to expound on.
People who accuse, say hurtful things both to your face and behind your back.....
How do we have extravagant grace toward those people?
First, a reality check. If it weren't for God's extravagant grace I would be as lost as a goose and have no hope on my own. He is my everything, my breath, my sanity, my Redeemer, the Lover of my soul, my Rock my Hiding Place! Woe, He is so good.
Second, it's not our grace we are extending, but rather sharing the grace of God. It's what He wants.
Grace is the age in which we live, it's is supposed to be the word that defines us as Christians.
Truthful.....absolutely......gracious......you better believe it!