Eddie Fox and George Morris describe the good news of Christianity this way: “The good news is that God has acted uniquely and ultimately in the person of Jesus Christ and through this revelation has offered the gift of forgiveness and new life to those who respond in repentance and faith.”
I have heard this before, but I am reminded this week that too often we embrace only a partial version of this. We are offered forgiveness and new life. Often what we want is forgiveness and old life. We want the pardon, but we don’t want to change as a result.