Last week Will (a fellow “Cabal” member) wrote a great piece on our site. We’ve been writing pieces that relate a common cultural story (a myth, movie or common theme in our lives) to some element of the Gospel; he chose Comcast’s crappy service as his story to riff on.
While the connection to that particular story is fleeting, I was struck by this analysis of forgiveness and grace in marriage:
True grace is rarely practiced in human relationships. Â If Iâ€™m honest, when I do something wrong in my marriage, deep down I think I deserve forgivenessâ€¦
[My wife will] admit that her forgiveness of me is based on our past relationship and experiences. Â And the same is true when I forgive her, itâ€™s largely based on her past forgiveness of me and my anticipated need for future forgivenessâ€¦ The â€œgraceâ€ we give each other really isnâ€™t grace at all.
Wow. It’s so true, I definitely see this as the case in my own heart when I forgive Carrie for something (which is rare due to her near-perfection).
I’d suggest that you go read his post.