People must be given room to grow, which includes room to fail, to think on their own, to disagree, to make mistakes. Grace must be risked, or we will be stunted Christians who don’t think, who can’t make decisions, who operate in fear and without joy because we know nothing but someone else’s demands and expectations.
[Jesus] claimed that He was the only way to God the Father (see John 14:6). In a world that’s bound for hell, Jesus’ claim isn’t selfish exclusivism.
I know of nothing that has the power to change us from within like the freedom that comes through grace. It’s so amazing it will change not only our hearts but also our faces. And goodness knows, some of us are overdue for a face change!