John tells us that Jesus came “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Wow! What an amazing combination of principles. Jesus came giving undeserved or unmerited gifts or favor. He also came as “way, truth and life” (John 14:6).

If we are going to be like Jesus we must embrace and embody both grace and truth. Grace without truth turns into flagrant rebellion and truth without grace turns into shame and self-deprecation. So many want to have only one or the other but you have to have both. And that creates tension…needed tension for us to wrestle with.

We must have both grace and truth. The month of April will have a variety of articles focusing on this theme. As always, thank you for reading!