Whenever someone starts taking Jesus seriously on the idea that when it comes to forgiveness, we've it the lottery - one of the first things we think is,
You don't deserve this mercy. I don't deserve this mercy, that's for sure. No one deserves this mercy.
So -- in a sneak preview of this Sunday's sermon -- repeat after me:
God is constantly giving us more than we deserve, and even more than we desire.
Thanks be to God, God is not fair.