“All meditation ends at last with the thinker.
And s/he finds she is what s/he . . . has conceived.
The undisciplined person’s attention
is the servant of their vision rather than its master.”
from MEDITATION: THE JOYFUL ART OF PERSISTENCE
Luke 2:39-40 says that when “Joseph and Mary
had done everything required by the Law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.
And the child grew and became strong;
he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.”
What is this grace?
John 1:16-18 says “Out of his fullness
we have all received grace
in place of grace already given.
For the law was given through Moses;
grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.”
It is through the grace of God that we can be healed
– regardless of what perceive as our short-comings.
It is through the grace of God that we can be renewed –
regardless of how long the path to renewal seems to take.
It is through the grace of God that we can be liberated –
regardless of whether we believe that we are worthy or not.
Grace is our deliverance.
Grace blesses us above and beyond all others.
Grace gives us the sweetness of success
even when we no longer have the strength to go on.
Grace loves us despite our frailties,
and our weaknesses and our imperfections.
Grace champions our cause
and makes a way out of no way.
Love embraces my soul
with the generous spirit of grace.