Respecting the awesome power of words!

Matter

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Grace is not a tool
for individual release of responsibility.
It is not measurable, earnable, or expandable
by anything we can think, say, or do.
It cannot be hoarded
or saved for a rainy day.

It is our manna, gathered daily
as hoar frost upon the ground,
neither planted nor cultivated.

Grace is the nourishment
that feeds communities of faith.
It is the glue
that holds together cultures of diversity.
It is the hope
that infuses all creation.
It is the loom upon which
sorrow and joy are woven into love.

It is the gift
that transforms death into resurrection.

Feel grace; touch it;
be touched by it.
Reflect it to others.
Live by it, through it, in it.
It is world-transforming.
It is what was there
in the beginning,
what remains no matter what;
it is all that matters.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins
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2 responses

  1. Harlon Mills

    Wow, I think you have it figured out

    Liked by 1 person

    June 29, 2017 at 6:28 am

  2. It is all those things and different ones at different times. A blessing, a responsibility, a hope a reason to duck looking in the mirror.

    Liked by 1 person

    June 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

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