So close…



economy crisis 1A wealthy young insurance broker came to Jesus and asked him how he could secure his eternal future. He had lived a good life and, to the best of his knowledge, he had not broken the Ten Commandments in any major way. Surely that was enough.

Jesus’ response is filled with pathos as says, “You lack one thing…” Only one! Surely he had done enough – why one more thing? On another occasion I will unpack this further because I think it has a lot to say to us in the relative wealth of the UK. But today I want to consider Jesus’ words – “You lack one thing…”

What would be the one thing that you lack?

I am making a rather large (and arrogant) presumption here to speak on behalf of Christians in the UK*. But I think the one thing we lack is grace. Not as in…

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