Charlotte and Ginger host these awesome Spiritual Sundays
"Life is a gift and I try to respond with grace and courtesy." Maya Angelou
I did a radio interview this week. One of the questions the host asked....what is the difference being raised Jewish and my faith today? I didn't have to think. I knew. Grace.
Growing up I was taught....I had to earn God's favor. There were tons of rules to follow...rules for everything.....making sure we ate off the right plates....never mixing certain foods with others....never using the car on the Sabbeth...or answering a phone or doorbell.
On top of that....I had to work to earn God's favor....doing a bunch of 'good' deeds. The more good deeds I did...the greater His favor.
It was impossible to always do the right thing....It always made me feel like I was on shaky ground....and never quite good enough. And it made me think... God must be Someone very mean.
Grace made the difference...it was a gift...nothing I could have ever earned..nothing I could have ever worked for....
Grace, His grace shines on me. He gave me wings so I can fly....and gave me a song to color the sky.