Grace and Nature

There’s a famous saying in theology, “Grace builds on nature.”

Sometimes we visualize ‘building’ like lego pieces: one stacked on top of each other, top one covering the bottom one. But that isn’t what this saying means. It means instead that grace – God’s life and help given to us – permeates our lives, healing our human nature, and then helping to grow us more like Him.

We’re the branches, grafted onto the Vine of Life.  Continue Reading