Friday, January 08, 2010


A Phrase I Hate

Godspace recently wrote about "loving the unlovable." Her post is fine, but her choice of title - that phrase - really honks me off. May I explain why?

If we find someone, anyone, "unlovable," that is a statement about our sin, not their state of being.

Christ, in the ultimate expression of love, died for everyone. Therefore, everyone is lovable. Does not get any more complicated than that.

You may find people "distasteful," you may find them "sinful," you may even find them "ugly" or "unattractive;" however, if you find them "unlovable" then may I suggest some time on your knees in confession.

"Unlovable" is not a word a church founded on infinite grace should have in its vocabulary.

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