Bill Knott

is the editor and executive publisher of Adventist Review.

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The Sound of Graceful Laughter

“As we learn grace, we also learn its gentleness. When we mistakenly believed that we could win eternity by toil, we had no patience with mistakes—our own, or those of others. We feared—and judged—all brokenness, as though severity might illustrate our fitness for the kingdom. But then the Lover of our souls announced His grace while we were mired in our sins—while we were, in His word, ‘undone.’ Our foolish self-redemption project becomes, at last, the task that makes both men and angels laugh. The kindness Jesus offers us becomes the gentleness we offer others as we—with joy—repent of all that isn’t grace. Stay in grace.”

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