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Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Events are the sacraments of the will of God"

Janet Stuart said that "events are the sacraments of the will of God." This has stayed with me. Events happen daily. That means, according to the traditional definition of a sacrament, that they are "outward signs instituted by Christ to give us grace". Every event then is really the will of God and it is to give grace. Grace is an increase of God's own life in us. God always wants to give Himself to us. I think this makes the events of daily life important, even the small, habitual ones. All are holy. We just need to allow God to love us, to give us grace. Now that is a reason for joy!

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