Grace: It is such a little word, but it carries BIG meanings. Is your heart BIG enough for grace?

Have you ever thought about the word grace?

  • favor
  • goodwill
  • kindness
  • kindliness
  • love
  • forgiveness
  • charity
  • mercifulness
  • mercy
  • clemency
  • pardon
Those are more BIG words that require thought as to their meaning. Sometimes the meanings are easy to get. It is the application of those meanings that can sometimes be hard to deal with.

Would you be able to apply those words if you watched your small child be killed by someone's illegal activity? Would you be able to immediately offer grace to that person? Would you be able to offer grace to that person after a matter of time? Or would you be more likely to have the opposite of grace ...  animosity and disfavor? Would you carry that emotion over to all people of the race of the one who killed your child? Would you be able to work with a person of that race ... as if YOUR life depended on it?

That is exactly what happened to Mac McDonald in The Grace Card. His small son was killed as a drug dealer tried to elude capture. His reaction to that tragic event shaped the next 17 years of his life. His relationship with his wife, surviving child, co-workers, and God were all impacted by that event. 

As a police officer, he was partenered with a man of a different race who had just received a promotion ... the promotion that Mac wanted. This wasn't just any man. He was a man of faith; a man who struggled to build a church; and after this partnership ... a man who struggled with grace himself. The two men were partenered to work on one man's attitude. The partnership worked on both men's hearts.

This movie came out several months ago. A friend at our church recommended it to the entire congregation. I wasn't able to go when our Bible Study group went. So, I jumped at the opportunity to review it in DVD format. I am so glad I did. I watched it the other night with my mom and we both loved it. (We even loved the previews on the DVD for the other films!) 

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At the beginning of the film, I thought the acting was kind of poor. But it soon got better and the story picked up quickly. There was only one thing that I would change ... Louis Gossett, Jr. I really enjoy his films, but we didn't see much of him in this movie. He only had a few minutes of screen time, but it was a pivotal few minutes.

If you want to know more, you'll have to see the movie, or check out The Grace Card website or The Grace Card on Facebook.

If you want to buy your own copy of The Grace Card, you can find the DVD in stores now.

If you want to WIN your own copy of The Grace Card, you can sign-up here. I have one extra copy to give away. All entries must be received by August 26, 2011, at noon Eastern time. Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you.

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date Friday, August 19, 2011

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