If children only received grace, they’d be spoiled, but if they only received truth they’d be punished far too often and probably feel unloved, unwanted, and unable to really give and receive love with others. The same principle of grace + truth must be applied in all human relationships, especially those within the church.
I’ve found myself in a rather challenging spot as of late. Reading about how Burtnsky - a Canadian of Ukrainian heritage who spent many years as a janitor - became Photo London’s ‘Master of Photography’...well let’s just say it intrigued my desire to somehow reclaim this time in purgatory at the DMV.
We walked into a dimly lit traditional home with tile floors, uncomfortable looking wooden furniture, an old sewing machine with a work light angled over it, and an open space with a mat on the floor and a large mirror. This is the space where, in less than 2 minutes, I would be directed to strip down and try the clothes on.