The difference between Grace and religion is The Present they open.
For the Graceful The Present is an ever growing awareness of The One Who Redeemed them Completely. This produces Genuine Gratitude as the focus is on what Reconciled them Completely. The Graceful mindset grows in Non-judgement toward All others as it grows in the expansive understanding of the mystery found in the limitless nature of Perfect Love that Justified Completely.
For the religious the present is a continual return to effort and failure in an existence where they are reminded to “do” more and work harder to follow the rules of the particular religious group they represent. The religious survive in a prison where the doors are open and the chains are off but they stay in the cell. The religious are healthy and healed patients who stay in the hospital waiting to die a death that happens the second you realize what The Present Really “Finished” on the cross.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,” … Luke 4:18
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