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Wednesday; January 23

Have you ever heard the phrase, “There but by the grace of God go I”?  Ever thought about where it came from?  Well, tradition has it that these are the words of a 16th Century minister named John Bradford.  According to one of his biographers, upon seeing a group of evil-doers being taken to a place of execution he would remind himself of his need to remain humble by exclaiming, “But for the grace of God there goes John Bradford”.  Interestingly, in 1555 Bradford was tried, condemned to death and burned for his own trespass.  His crime was that his beliefs differed from the established religion of the reigning monarchy. Have we ever thought about just how applicable this phrase is – not just in helping us remain humble, but also in promoting the forgiveness of others.  Have we ever thought out how close we have come to tragedy and ruin, but for some reason we have been spared?  Have you ever driven while distracted, but didn’t run over someone when it could have happened?  Have you e…