God speaks to our life, to the realities of this life in this world as it is, a world where we see the face of evil in hatred, in violence, in injustice, and in abuse. And we have to live in this world where God says,
There is one way to peace with God for those who are far and those who are near, one hope for those who are rich and those who are poor, one sacrifice for all, one Saviour whose arms are open to everyone who will humble themselves in faith and repentance and come to Jesus Christ in humility.
A generous life has three dimensions. These dimensions reflect the incarnation, the crucifixion, and the resurrection of Christ. How can you bless someone who doesn’t deserve it, or who is very unlikely to return your blessing? The secret to this kind of generosity lies in the crucifixion.