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Mean Grace?

"This notion that grace is healing omits the fact that before it heals, it cuts with the sword Christ said He came to bring." - Flannery O'Connor

Does grace hurt? Is it mean? Yes, but only because Jesus must break us before we can accept it. Like a wise surgeon, Jesus cuts—often very deeply—before he heals. The log must be removed from our eye before we can see his goodness.

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