I think far too much of myself. Let’s just get this out of the way. But prior to my abrupt departure from ministry I was actually of some minor importance in my denomination. I won’t get into what I’d done because, well, that would be boastful and not right. Plus it would over sell me and under sell countless others (and God).
But towards the end of my time in ministry I served on a search team for an executive level position in our denomination. One of the candidates statement of faith is something I find myself continually thinking about. He wrote, “I believe in grace. The rest is commentary.”
I was thinking about that line tonight as I was listening to MercyMe’s song “Flawless.” Particularly, this part of the song:
Then Like a hero who takes the stage when
We’re on the edge of our seats saying it’s too late
Well let me introduce you to amazing grace
No matter the bumps
No matter the bruises
No matter the scars
Still the truth is
The cross has made
The cross has made you flawless
Grace. The rest is commentary.