Grace is at the heart of Christian faith

Some words from Justin Welby

“The longer you go on, the more I realise the infinite and amazing and wonderful diversity of human beings and what they do. Grace is at the heart of Christian faith and not law. The church isn’t principally about rules. It’s about a relationship with Jesus Christ, and he shapes people’s behaviour. The street pastors, helping people at 3am on a Saturday morning who are drunk out of their minds, are not going to give them a lecture about drink. They’re just going to help them to get home. The church is not a place where good people go. It’s a place where bad people go to meet God. It’s a refuge for sinners.”

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Mark Waddington is a former BBC broadcaster and producer. He now works for the Diocese of Leeds as Urban Mission Officer. If you would like to get in touch email