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“come, you also!”

November 29, 2010

“At last Judgement, Christ will say to us, ‘Come, you also! Come, drunkards! Come, weaklings! Come, children of shame!’ And He will say to us: ‘Vile beings, you who are in the image of the beast and bear his mark, but come all the same, you as well.’ And the wise and prudent will say, ‘Lord, why do you welcome them?’ And He will say: ‘If I welcome them, you wise men, if I welcome them, you prudent men, it is because not one of them has ever been judged worthy.’ And He will stretch out His arms and we will fall at His feet and we will cry out sobbing and then we will understand all, we will understand the Gospel of grace! Lord, Your kingdom come!” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky

I found this written in a journal of mine the other day and was abruptly stirred by it. I guess today just feels like a day that I could use some extra grace.

I thought maybe you could, too.

[photo credit here]

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 30, 2010 1:03 pm

    grace is scandalous, thanks for reminding me today that I don’t deserve it and I’m not owed any of the grace that’s been heaped on me from jesus.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    December 3, 2010 8:18 pm

    @ Emily!

    I love that, “grace is scandalous.” A scandalous, revolutionary, counter-intuitive, life-giving gift. 🙂

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