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I absolutely love this explanation of the difference between grace and mercy. Had to share!

Amazing Graces

I have seen several people pulled over by the police in the last few weeks of summer as travel is winding down and deliveries of college students to their campuses are ramping up. It made me think of something I heard a while ago about what grace really is. If you are pulled over for speeding, and the officer does not give you a ticket, that is mercy. You deserved the ticket, but you have been given a second chance. If the cop gives you money for gas to continue on your journey, that is grace. You are sent on your way more prepared to continue in the right way than before you were stopped in the first place. When you are stopped in your life, take the mercy and look for the grace. You may change direction, but you’ll be given the grace to do it right. Pretty cool.

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About Belladonna Took

Into my second half-century and still trying to figure out what to be when I grow up. Born South African, naturalized American, at constant risk of losing my balance and landing ass-first in the Atlantic. A wife, a mom, a daughter and sister, kind of a grandma. Until recently a full-time dog rescuer, now more concerned with rescuing myself. User of dog hair as accessory, decor and garnish. Technical writer, strategic thinker, occasional entrepreneur. Voiceless poet and storyteller. Born again Christ-follower and former missionary schoolteacher chewing on some uncomfortable questions. Ignorer of rules, challenger of assumptions, believer in miracles. Skeptical libertarian, equal opportunity despiser of politicians and assholes. Gonnabe gardener, wannabe beekeeper, Monsanto-hating tree-hugger. Morbidly obese chocaholic, with a horse I don't ride because I might break him, and if not he would probably break me.

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