One of the central terms in the vocabulary of faith is “grace.”
But what does it mean?
I have long suspected that “grace” is a sacred word we utter often without pausing to consider the meaning. It’s one of those words that become so familiar they actually become unfamiliar.
As the late Dallas Willard once said, familiarity breeds unfamiliarity, which breeds contempt.
To investigate further, I went down to Times Square to ask strangers what they thought “grace” meant and whether they used the word often. The answers were fascinating, if expected.