The 'grace way' to solvency

Defining solvency is the easy part—it's having enough money to cover expenses and debts. But for many of us, attaining solvency in real life can be an adventure. And I've come to see that money isn't the only means to this end. Even in a negative cashflow situation, the spiritual quality of grace has a way of unexplainably and favorably adjusting balances.

Take my friend Ron—card-carrying member of Actors' Equity, hopeful playwright, odd-job doer, and office temp. We met a year ago at a cafe near my home. As things go with many capable artists and artisans, Ron sometimes faces gaps between roles, and consequently between paychecks. But he does better than just get by. He graces the place where we hang out, in the Biblical meaning of the word as the divine influence on the human heart, and its expression in everyday life.

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