grace of God means something like: Here is your
life. You might never have been, but you are because the
party wouldn't have been complete without you. Here is the
world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen.
afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us.
for you I created the universe. I love you. There's only
one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be
yours only if you'll reach out and take it. Maybe being
able to reach out and take it is a gift too.
party wouldn't have been complete without you."
As we go through life and deal with our individual trials
and tribulations and successes and happy moments, it's
important to keep this in mind. We belong here, and
we have the benefit of the unconditional love of our God,
however we perceive God. The grace and love of God
is there, unconditionally, but it's not shoved down our
throats or injected into our veins. It's hanging
right next to us like grapes on a vine, which are sweet
and nutritious, but will help us only if we reach out and
pluck one and eat it.
are full of amazing potential if we work in conjunction
with God, secure in the knowledge of the love that will
support us through all of our trials. One person
working alone can have great effect, but two working
together can have even more than twice the effect--it's
the law of synchronicity. Just imagine how effective
we can be if we're working with God on our side, if we tap
into the synchronicity that definitely is available to
us--if we dare and care to reach out and accept the gift
I call myself "unworthy" or if I get angry at
myself for every little mistake that I make, I'm basically
closing the door to love and forgiveness. As a being
who is learning every day of my life, I'm bound to make
mistakes. And the things that I hurt myself about
today seem insignificant or even funny tomorrow. So
why close the door to grace for simple mistakes?
Accept and move on. And live life as we're meant to
live our lives: as wonderful beings who are loved
unconditionally and who have amazing potential.
Let's reach out and accept the love so that we can strike
out and fulfill our potential.