From Our Early Files:
02 April 2014
I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.
A popular Russian tale recounts how when Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia, a father enlisted his son in the military with the hope of instilling discipline and direction in his life. Among other things, the young man had a weakness for gambling, and the conditions of military life seemed to hurt rather than help.
His army job was bookkeeping. As his gambling debts grew, he borrowed money from the outpost treasury to pay his debts.… Read the rest