Courageous Grace

Ernest Hemingway, once said, “Courage is grace under pressure.” Courage and grace never ask the question: “What’s in it for me?” Courageous Grace spoke one sentence under tremendous emotional and physical pressure: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Why did Christ say this? Because he knew “forgiveness” is the way to freedom. Have you considered forgiving someone but held back? Who’s the prisoner now? To forgive is courageous, as well as grace manifest. Most of us come around to forgiving others sooner or later. However, finding the courage to forgive ourselves can truly be “Grace under pressure.” Christ (Grace) unlocked our prison door years ago, on the Cross. Yet, it takes receiving his grace along with individual courage to push the door open. Oh! And remember; after you have pushed open the prison door don’t let circumstance or the winds of change close it on you.

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