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What is Grace? Here is my list so far:
Grace is an act that
appears out of stillness.
I love how languages tell us about the origins of ideas and cultural concepts. In English the words grace and gratitude retain enough similarity that you can understand how they are related. But thank you appears to be derived more from our Germanic roots (danke), and so can easily be overlooked as being related to the word grace.
Grace is our ability to bless each other. In giving a blessing to another, the very act implies your gratitude for that person. You are in a state of Grace because of your feelings of gratitude for someone. As you bless them, you are thanks-giving to them. Grace is also our ability to feel gratitude towards others.
There are moments when
I feel connected to all that is around me. It is as if the
waves of energy lying between the atoms dance in my
awareness. I am in a state of Gratitude. I see the spark of
Life within peopleÄôs eyes, under their
stern or hurried gaze. I know that the grey stems of flowers
caught in the cold northern wind contain within them the
greening life of springtime. The promise of that Springtime
to me is an act of Grace. We do not need to earn or work for
Springtime, for the season will come to us. Likewise, we
need not work in order to receive Grace. We are the children
Our hearts are the
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