My hope for you

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Table of contents: October 7, 2012

Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Grace

beyond measure
Mercy's Gracious Gift
uplifts our weariness
like wings in
unseen drafts
soaring ever higher in
Love's embrace                                                                                                
intuitively knowing
that it is all
unmerited
O if we could only
always wait in
hope-filled anticipation
spreading our wings
confident that
we too shall soar
that Love surely
comes as the dawn
even though we
sometimes linger with
darkened emotions
battered by storms
often beyond our control in
tests of Trust
as those who languished
between the Crucifixion
and the Resurrection
waiting
longing with
questioning expectation
Grace
a mystical balm
assured by
Sacred Oath
learned by repetitions
that we truly can
rely upon the One
who Lives within
a Power without
limitations
yet Gentle in offering
an immovable Rock
humility's request
removes the
bravado of self-reliance
a deception of our enemy
rooted in the pride of life
reluctant to let go the
reins of control to the
One who Surrendered all
for us so that we too
could walk in a Freedom
secured by Grace
gently offered and
beyond measure

Reflection/Discussion:
-Are we offered Grace if we don't ask for it? Why/not?
-Where is the Gospels do you see Grace offered?
-How does self-confidence relate to Grace?
-Is Grace "felt"? When/why/not?
-What are the hinderances to Grace?
-How do feelings help or hinder our response to trials?
-How can we cooperate with Grace in midst of trials?