Love or Grace ?
October 30, 2008 4:51am CST
Which is higher Love or grace ?
• Cambridge, England
30 Oct 08
I think it is necessary to define what you mean in this context. If one assumes that you are referring to 'divine grace' or the grace of God, then perhaps this is worth quoting (my emboldening): "Grace is often distinguished from mercy in that mercy is seen as not receiving punishment that one deserves to receive, whereas grace is receiving a positive benefit that one does not deserve to receive. Divine Grace also can be defined as God's empowering presence in ones life enabling them to do and be what they were created to do and be." (Wikipedia: Divine Grace) Love, on the other hand, is something that one can both give and receive. It is, we believe, through the love of God that we receive His grace and it is through the grace we receive that we are able to love Him and to love our neighbour 'as ourself'. Without love, God's grace would not exist and without his grace, we should be unable to love as we are told to do.