What is grace? Grace is being given more than we deserve. If we don’t think we need grace, we wont be gracious. Incarcerated individuals really push the limits of our graciousness. We label them as people who have said “no” to God (meaning we are people who have said “Yes”—which is problematic, as stated). Grace is seeing all people—even those in prison—as people who might say yes—not as people who have said no.
Listen to this sermon from Eric Gentry at Highland Church about being gracious to those we think don’t deserve it. https://soundcloud.com/highlandchurch/20151018-monday-morning-faith-prisons-of-potential