Friday, October 17, 2014

Amazing Grace

I subscribe to periodic meditations that my dear friend Gerry Straub, founder of Pax et Bonum Communications sends out.  Today I received the following reflection:

Amazing Grace

Sin is saying no to grace. Sin closes my eyes to the truth. Sin erodes the will and renders it impossible to stand against the tyranny of lust in all its manifestations. Sin weakens us, then kills us.
Christ’s resurrection turned disgrace into grace. Grace opens the door to the possibility of change. Grace changes a person. Conversion is about being changed.
Grace is the breath of Love. Beg for the grace of prayer. Hail Mary, full of grace, help me to pray.

Think about it... sin and grace... in other words:

Sin - being hood-winked into resentment, refusing to ask for forgiveness and not forgiving.

Grace - awakening after hearing the cock crow, recognizing complicity in sin and humbly asking for forgiveness.

Amazing Grace

Whenever I reflect on amazing grace I am always lured back into song. Though I have a lot of favorite versions of Amazing Grace, this one stands out for me because of he includes the "amazing grace history."  I hope you like it.  

Amazing Grace History/"Amazing Grace" By Wintley Phipps

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