Love and grace feel like two sides of the same coin.
For grace appears to be a primary characteristic of love itself. To that: How can one even exist without the other? This answer is not easily pointed to.
Think of the parental relationship:
Love is an unadulterated component of life itself. “You are mine, and therefore I love you.” While grace is an outflow of that primary love.
Thank God, you can not earn your way into it or out of it.
This is not only the story of our parents and our children, but it is also the story of our lives.
And thank goodness for that.
The promise of love and grace in our lives is this: Our worst day isn’t bad enough, and our best day isn’t good enough. We’re invited because we’re loved, not because we earned it.
-Bob Goff, Everybody Always