Halloween in Britain. I’m going to feel a lack of Reese’s peanut butter cups tomorrow…
Finished reading: [The Bruised Reed](https://micro.blog/books/9780851517407) by Richard Sibbes 📚
> _Forgiveness is a courageous, clear-minded choice to be mercifully unfair._ – David Powlison
One of the things that continues to strike me as I go through the process of studying to become a biblical counselor and pastor is the way that everything that I believes rests on a blessed twisting of the phrase, _”Life isn’t fair.”_
If life for the Christian was fair, than Christianity wouldn’t be a thing because everyone would get what they deserved, regardless. And in the end, we all deserve punishment. There isn’t a way around that. If you assume there is a Creator and that Creator is _just_ (which you do, whether you want to admit it or not), than we should all be deeply afraid for what comes on the other side of death.
>_He does not treat us as our sins deserve._ Psalm 103:10
But the fact of the matter is that God is not only just, **He is loving and forgiving**. This means that those who are in Christ can rejoice at the fact that life is not fair. We can rejoice knowing that the debt we owed has been paid in full and we are free to live without fear of condemnation.
I shouldn’t be, but I’m thinking of attempting NaNoWriMo this year…
I got to do the most missionaryesque thing I’ve done so far, going door to door to let people know about what’s on at the church each week. Thankfully, it was nice and sunny and not too cold!
The biggest downside to having a lovely, old house is the cost of heating it when you didn’t have a hand in refurbishing it.
Concerning anger, David Powlison very wisely says this, _”momentary complaint, vocal argument, brooding resentment, and murderous frenzy share DNA._
Walking to and from the grocery store really makes you appreciate being able to get the bulk of your weekly stuff delivered.
Saturday morning tunes today: [Pink Moon by Nick Drake](https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/pink-moon/14205377). 🎧