In the introduction to the book, "The Shack," I found these words by William Paul Young:
Grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.
Whenever we ask anyone it seems their advice is for us to kick kids out or not let them move back in, or to stop providing this or that. The idea that we continue to offer grace doesn't make sense.
And you know what? I'd say the same thing to someone else in my situation as I looked from the outside. Be tougher, save yourself the hassle, take care of you.
But it's grace folks. That unmerited favor that God extends to us. Sometimes we have to say no -- we have to protect ourselves and the other kids -- but at this point it's not about danger. So they're coming back and we're going to extend grace and see how it goes.
And we don't expect it to make sense to anyone else.