The title, Moments of Grace,...

Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change

The title, Moments of Grace, comes from my belief that by living through the moments when we face our ordeals, we receive grace: the wonderful lessons that are ours forever, that enrich our presence here and provide a layer of understanding we would not otherwise have. I say "receive," but grace is always with us. I think of it as dormant, waiting for our use and appreciation. But most of us do not think of it—until those moments. Our grace is enlivened simply by considering it. The more we recognize it, the more alive it becomes, until we are aware that we are living each moment in the sweet comfort of God's grace.

Excerpted from Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change By Patrice Gaines (Crown Publishers, 1997)

Do you know what grace means?
July 28, 1997

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