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Grace

Jonny Baker posted a reading on grace read out at grace ten the other day. It’s probably the best thing for my soul that I’ve read in the past week or two. Here’s a bit of it

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It’s for you I created the universe. I love you.

You can read the rest at jonnybaker: worship trick 62 – grace

The reading comes from a book called “Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC” by Frederick Buechner who also says this about wine in the same book

Wine : Unfermented grape juice is a bland and pleasant drink … [but] it is a ghastly symbol of the life blood of Jesus Christ, especially when served in individual antiseptic, thimble-sized glasses. Wine is booze, which means it is dangerous and drunk-making. It makes the timid brave and the reserved amorous. It loosens the tongue and breaks the ice especially when served in a loving cup. It kills germs. As symbols go, it is a rather splendid one.

Amen.

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