Lots of us grew up with a distorted image of a nice Jesus. So what’s wrong with nice?
Nice is not the same as good. Making nice is what you do to avoid upsetting people. Nice tries to summon a half-hearted smile saying, “That’s okay,” even when everything clearly is not. Nice doesn’t dare risk upsetting the status quo. Good does what matters. Good is anything but nice.
This message is an excerpt from the summer Bible study, “Saying Goodbye to Nice” by Kelly Fryer in the June 2017 issue of Gather magazine. Do you enjoy these free Daily Grace messages? If so, donate now to further the ministry.