God’s grace demands a response

Today Bishop Lane visited St. Stephen the Martyr Church in Waterboro.  During his sermon he had this to say:

So perhaps the meaning here is not about being destroyed for our failures. Perhaps the meaning here is that God’s grace demands a response. God gives us what we don’t deserve, gives to both the good and bad among us. God invites us over and over again. God reaches out to us whoever we are. But when we are reached, when we accept the invitation, then God expects us to live into it. God expects us to change, to put on new clothes, as it were; to live a new life.

Read his sermon here.

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  1. Ernie King

    Thanks, Bishop Steve, for a stern word! It’s so easy to pray, “It’s in your hands, God,” then lean back and see what happens. Somehow we have to remember that as mortals our hands are His.