Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My middle name is Grace.

This little gem showed up in my email inbox today from an old friend, Liz.

Grace means more than gifts. In grace something is transcended, once and for all overcome. Grace happens in spite of something; it happens in spite of separateness and alienation. Grace means that life is once again united with life, self is reconciled with self. Grace means accepting the abandoned one. Grace transforms fate into a meaningful vocation. It transforms guilt to trust and courage. The word grace has something triumphant in it.

- Yrjo Kallinen

It's deep, thought-provoking and intelligent. And I need to meditate and think about this one for awhile. Can I live this out?

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