We literally ended up in the back-alleys of the slum. We walked right up to the spot where all the boys buy the glue they sniff.
What stops US from living life in a pit? Any kind of pit? All the pits? Are we so special and have we done something to deserve a better life than living on a street in the slums of a third-world country? Or addicted to drugs or alcohol? Severely mentally ill? Have we somehow come to DESERVE living in America?
Absolutely not. Saved by Grace is all we are. Nothing more. And we need to stop acting like we're entitled.
Today was an allegory for me. We all need to bend down, get into that slum and be willing to get dirty in the process of extending the hand grace to somebody else. And if we aren't actively doing this...... well, I worry.