I was visiting with one of my clients today and the topic of why Christianity is different from other religions. I asked her what she thought the difference was. After some stumbling and vague comments, she asked me for my opinion. I referenced Philip Yancy’s book “ what’s amazing about grace” and shared the comment that only Christianity offers grace as the differentiator. We don’t have to work for “credits” vs “debits”. We just have to accept the gift of grace.
This was a new concept to this client even though she knew the hymn “amazing grace “ from having sung it at a community funeral recently.