Saturday, 31 January 2015

Crosswalk II -- Domesticated grace is too safe

South Africa: "Prime Evil," leader of apartheid state death squad, Eugene de Kock gets parole

JOHANNESBURG - The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation.

I don't think I am wrong when I say Grace is not safe. At least not safe in the sense that it is comfortable and unchallenging to our view of justice and fairness. Grace certainly will create havoc in our current world and perhaps our worldview as well.

Grace has its own reason of which reason knows nothing. The cross of grace is one of those mysteries we have to wrestle with. On the cross we meet Love and the suffering servant at once, we meet grace and judgement, and we meet death as well as life, we meet myriads of paradoxes in the person of Jesus Christ.

Grace is birthed in a strange place, unsuitable for humans and yet millions of people live in these conditions. Grace is given in a strange way, and an even stranger place, yet as a matter of fact not as a matter of work. Although Grace was a refugee, homeless it welcomes everyone!

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