Today, treat everyone you meet as if they’re going to be dead by midnight. Extend all the kindness and understanding you can, and do it with no thought of any reward.
Your neighbor may be a real, you know, donkey but you’ve gotta love him anyway. Or maybe most of all.
Self-preservation is the first law of nature, but self-sacrifice is the highest rule of grace.
God’s great mercy to the unsaved is surpassed only by His mercy to the saved.
Sustaining grace promises not the absence of struggle but the presence of God.
We are presumptuous not when we marvel at His grace, but when we reject it.
In every difficult interaction or conversation you have with others, whether that be from behind a pulpit or across the table at a coffee shop, remember that it was the unconditional love and kindness of God that drew you to repentance.
Let every word you speak drip with the same unconditional love and grace.
If you look at God with the eye of the lawyer, the least sin makes you ineligible for mercy; but if you look at Him in Christ, or with an evangelical eye, the greatest sinner may receive mercy; yes, the sense of unworthiness makes a man the more receptive.
Grace has to be the loveliest word in the English language. It embodies almost every attractive quality we hope to find in others. Grace is a gift of the humble to the humiliated. Grace acknowledges the ugliness of sin by choosing to see beyond it. Grace accepts a person as someone worthy of kindness despite whatever grime or hard-shell casing keeps him or her separated from the rest of the world. Grace is a gift of tender mercy when it makes the least sense.
I was much buffeted with temptations, but I cried out, and they fled away. They returned again and again. I as often lifted up my eyes, and He “sent me help from his holy place.” And herein I found the difference between this and my former state chiefly consisted. I was striving, yea, fighting with all my might under the law, as well as under grace. But then I was sometimes, if not often, conquered; now, I was always conqueror.