If you had to bet your religious farm or wager your last spiritual coin or put all your theological eggs in one basket, grace would be more than an adequate choice.
Grace is the sine qua non of the Christian life.
It is the center of the gospel message of love and care for each and all of God’s creatures.
When we examine the life of Jesus, grace and graciousness are both his identity and his destiny.
Whether we’re at the beginning of a new year or at the tail end of an old one, whether we’re experiencing times of plenty or a stretch of need, whether we’re down on our luck or in high cotton, whether we’re plentifully satisfied or desperately empty, whether we’re feeling fine or we’re totally grim – there is no time when we cannot express graciousness toward others.
Initiating graciousness toward others comes easily to some, harder to others. But the receiving of graciousness is appreciated by everybody.
Through the rest of this week consider daily the following questions:
(1) Because grace is both the grounding gravity and the loving levitation of my life, how can I share grace with those around me?
(2) Because I know how pleasurable it is to receive graciousness and how delightful it is to pass along graciousness to another person, how will I increase the graciousness quotient in my daily walk with God and neighbors?
[From ALL YOU NEED IS (MORE) LOVE (to be published in September 2016)]