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.” Frederick Buechner

Ernest Holmes writes, “Every sacred book is a Divine document insofar as it is true. Any note of pure harmony ever struck on any instrument or by the human voice is a harmony of God, a revelation of God, an action of God, and an impersonation of God. Every step in a dance that is pure symmetry and grace is that which is the essence of loveliness. Every essay ever written that speaks the truth is God proclaiming it. There is only God; and we must not deny the slightest fact to affirm the omnipresence of God—over all, in all and through all.”

Grace is Spirit’s gift of life to us, unearned and joyfully given. What we do with it is our gift back to the Whole, or as some people say, “Grace without works is dead.” Every time we live, act, and move from the center of our being, we give the Divine Presence reality in human expression. This is what is meant by the incarnation, and this is what we celebrate throughout the season of light.

Spiritual Contemplation: How are you manifesting and sharing the gift of Grace, your very life, with the world?

Affirmation: I accept the gift of Grace as the Presence of the Divine. I return that gift with the work of my hands, my heart, and my life.