A Space For Grace

I am presently reading a book titled “The Space Between Us”. It’s very timely and insightful in these tense times, where our country is very polarized on many fronts. The sad part is that many relationships are fractured among families, friends, and even churches due to these divisions. 
Author Sarah Bauer Anderson is willing to admit that there is a space, a divide between many people in our culture, yet what we do with that space can make all the difference. 
Here is a powerful excerpt from page 26 of her book: 
  • “I don’t think we’ll solve all of the world’s problems, but I’m not sure that’s the point. I think a better goal is to learn to navigate the space between us civilly, and healthily, and lovingly. The space exists. That’s okay. You could even argue it’s good—that we need it. But we can do better with how we treat it. What if instead of running from the ideas and the people who hold those ideas that aren’t like our own, we moved in their direction, extending grace into the space between us?”

What does love require of me? 

Simple? Maybe not. 

Needed? Certainly!

Willing? You decide.