I have received a new prayer service from my friend, Connie Popp. She begins this one with a quote from Blaine Pascal: "In difficult times, carry something beautiful in your heart."
Then Connie speaks of what could be a more important commitment in this new year than that of making space for grace? Carving our little moments of time to become the recipient of grace. One way to define grace, according to Connie, is grace as "unmerited divine assistance" which implies that it comes from some place "other" than where we are right now, at this very moment. But Connie says this is an "erroneous assumption because grace resides within all of us, at all times, consistently accessible whenever needed, even in the most horrendous situations."
I am pondering this tonight and offer it for your reflection!