What does it mean to get a second chance, even when it’s clear we don’t deserve one? What does grace really look like? How does it feel? Michael Morgan’s life is a parable of grace, and we spent some time with him, listening to his story. Michael says it like this:
When I say it out loud—when I say, “A twice-convicted felon in the state of Texas has the keys to a small business—has full access … " I’m a signer on the checking account of all things—and yet, all that’s been required of me is surrender to just let go and get up and do what I know is right. And here I am.
Michael’s story is an inspiration, to be sure. And we know grace isn’t contingent on our surrender or ability to do the right thing. The fact that we can’t do anything to earn grace is part of what makes grace, grace. But, we are disciples of Jesus, practicing the craft of grace, and so this parable of Michael’s life hits close to home for many of us. What opportunities exist for us to exercise grace toward others?