Grace is scandalous, outrageous, and sometimes shocking. We believe we must prove ourselves and earn a position as people who are righteous. And our expectation is that others must prove themselves as well. For those who are conditioned to strive after self-righteousness, any talk about Spirit-led freedom seems, well . . . . wrong. The pressure for you and I to earn our own way is intense. Freedom and grace is frightening and many run away.