Monday, March 23, 2009
Lent '09 - Day 23: The Proactivity of Christ
In Romans, Paul points out that though we were still sinners, Christ died for us. For myself, I know I am very forgiving when someone shows repentance. If someone recognizes their wrong and apologizes, then I'm certain thee will be no grudge held on my end. But that's not the way of God. Even in the midst of other people's screw ups, he's taking the steps to repair and bring healing. God's proactive approach, ups the chances that repentance may be shown on our end. As the scriptures saying another place, "God's kindness leads us to repentance." We definitely need to take cue from God and practice this proactivity.