The Gospel is radical by itself, but it is even more radical when two people begin to practicalize it into their lives. What about you? Have you been radicalized by the Gospel? There are two ways you can self-assess:
1. You are more aware of and more willing to identify your sin than the sin of any other person.
2. You are more willing to be an encouragement to others, especially those who have hurt you.
If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.
But love your enemies, and do good…for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. – Luke 6:32-33, 35 (ESV)
Try this at home
If you want to radicalize your marriage (or any other relationship), here are four things you can do today:
1. Start your log list.
2. Start your grace list.
3. Meet with the other person and confess your log list, while asking for forgiveness.
4. Share your grace list, while thanking God for His work in their lives.