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God Makes Grace from Our Grit

God makes grace out of our grit, salvation out of our sin. We are saved, ironically, not by doing it right as much as by the suffering of having done it wrong. We come to God not through our perfection (thank God!) as much as through our imperfection. Finally, all must be forgiven and reconciled. Life does not have to be fixed, controlled, or even understood for us to be happy. That is good news! In fact, what else would it be? The gospel is a new “logic” that “The Fool on the Hill,” as in the Lennon and McCartney song, brought to the world. This gospel logic is much broader, much deeper, much more spacious and filled with compassion than any system of thought that the world has been able to create. Maybe that is what truth means. Why would anyone settle for the small mind of rationalism or the no-mind of non-rationalism? This is the Great Mind of Christ.

— from The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Disorder, Reorder by Richard Rohr, OFM



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