If they could be made God’s people by what they did, God’s gift of grace would not really be a gift.
To whom does God offer his gift? To the brightest? The most beautiful or the most charming? No. His gift is for us all—beggars and bankers, clergy and clerks, judges and janitors. All God’s children.
And he wants us so badly, he’ll take us in any condition—“as is” reads the tag on our collars….
He wants us now.