Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Advent - Christmas Eve. Are you full yet?

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John testified concerning him. He cried out, saying, ‘This is the one I spoke about when I said, “He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.”’) John 1: 14-15.

Jesus was full of it … grace and truth. How can you be full of two things at once?

I remember when Maggie was pregnant the second time. My anxiety was ‘how can I have enough love to go round? Clearly, I had a fair bit to learn about the nature of love and in the eventuality I discovered I could love one wife and three children with all my heart.

Then there’s loving Jesus: which must mean the one full of two things at once.

I can't say I love either grace, or love, it must be both/and. … and loving means I need to love with grace and grace with love, just like he did and is.

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