Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Saving Grace, Saying Grace
Our pastor spoke about grace one recent Sunday, which in the Christian faith is the unmerited receipt of God's love. I think of the many blessings I have received undeservedly, blessings that have come about through God's love. I have been given a most loving and supportive husband. I have survived countless serious and life-threatening illnesses. I had a wonderful mother and father. I have a warm and comfortable home in a safe and pleasant neighborhood. I have plenty of food in the kitchen so that I will never go hungry. I have loving friends who bring me quality of life. I have a job that challenges me, excites me and enriches me and I am surrounded in the workplace by good people. I have no needs and, I daresay, no wants. I am truly, truly blessed. I didn't earn any of those things. They were and are gifts. So, as I begin and end each day listing three things for which I am grateful, I focus today on the many blessings for which I played no part in their making. They simply are and for that I say grace.