Vulgar Grace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found in the writings of an Episcopal priest named Robert Farrar Capon…

“In Jesus, God has put up a ‘gone fishing’ sign on the religion shop. He has done the whole job in Jesus once and for all and simply invited us to believe it–to trust the bizarre, unprovable proposition that in Him, every last person on earth is already home free without a single religious exertion: no fasting till your knees fold, no prayers you have to get right or else, no standing on your head with your right thumb in your left ear and reciting the correct creed–no, nothing…

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“The entire show has been set to rights in the Mystery of Christ–even though nobody can see a single improvement. Yes it’s crazy. And yes it’s wild, and outrageous, and vulgar. And any God who would do such a thing is a God who has no taste. And worst of all, it doesn’t sell worth beans. But it is Good News—the only permanent good news there is—and, therefore, I find it absolutely captivating.”


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

2 Comments

  1. leda

    Cant help but laugh. I am in a study with a group of women and we have said more than once that God could use a good PR person. Eugene Peterson said “Salvation is God’s work, not ours. Incompetence may be the essential qualification, lest we presumptuously start taking over something we have no way of comprehending, let alone controlling. Our sight is limited, our steps tentative. That is how we best traverse the landscape of faith-humbly rather than capably.”

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    • Jason Clark

      That’s a good quote! Love Eugene Peterson. Ha, yeah, God doesn’t seem at all concerned on His PR haha.

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