The Unauthorized Biography of Rosco P. Coltrane

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Saturday, July 23, 2005


"The 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. Don't be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever seperate us. It's 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 reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too."

Frederick Buechner

I was re-reading a little bit of Phillip Yancy's What's So Amazing About Grace (Visual Edition) tonight. It's a great book if you every have a chance to buy it.

The idea of grace has been on my mind most of today and I don't really know why. I wish I had some great knowledge and wisdom about grace. But I don't. I still struggle with it, both accepting it and giving it.

But I'm trying.

It's funny, in this Paul Thorn painting, the idea of grace seems so hard.

Somehow, Frederick Buechner makes it sound so easy.

That's the rub of grace. It's always so hard and so easy.


Blogger shauna said...

yep, same here. still grappling with it.

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