WHAT IF WE THREW THE BUTS OUT?
Posted by Mike Foster:
You know what frustrates me the most? When I hear the word "BUT" in conversations about second chances.
What does the word "BUT" do:
"BUT" is about caution. "BUT" is about holding back just a little. "BUT" is our escape route. "BUT" is our Plan B.
Plain and simple: IT'S THE WATERING DOWN OF RADICAL GRACE!
Instead of passionately going for it and risking everything we place our trust in the "BUT."
Tell me if you've heard or thought this before about second chances:
"But what if he cheats again?" "But what if they aren't truly sorry?" "But what if it doesn't work out?" "But some people say..."
All those "BUTS" have the same predictable result. No real change. No grace revolution. It's just business as usual. And quite frankly, I'm tired of business as usual!
When I daydream I often wonder what kind of world it would be if we all pushed through our fear, prejudice, and judgment and fully surrendered to a movement of radical grace.
Are you with me? Are you ready to go for it?
The path is clear..The only way we get there is by throwing the "BUTS" out!