Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Prayer for Sunday, October 23, 2011

“What I Choose”

Help us, O God, to celebrate whole-heartedly your amazing grace, even when it is applied to someone else and especially when it is applied to someone else who really doesn’t seem to deserve it—which is, after all, the point of amazing grace.

Teach us the hard but wonderful lesson that deserving has nothing to do with grace.


[For the full context, read Matthew 20:1-16] “But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:13-16)

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