Prayer for October 5, 2021

Prayer for October 5, 2021: Please pray with me. God grace, why is grace so difficult for humans to accept? Why are we so addicted to transactional faith and relationships. In transactions we give something of value and expect to receive something of equal or greater value. In fact, we believe we deserve it. That we earned it. Ahhh — there is it. Humans prefer transactional faith because then we get to think that you, Lord, owe us something. We get to dictate to you the terms. We get to earn something. We get to claim we deserve it. Grace goes against this. Grace isn’t transactional at all. Grace is getting…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.