Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Grace in Disguise

Some thoughts on grace from one of my favorite writers, Kathleen Norris:
"If grace is so wonderful, why do we have such difficulty recognizing and accepting it? Maybe it’s because grace is not gentle or made-to-order. It often comes disguised as loss, or failure, or unwelcome change."
From “The Grace of Aridity and Other Comedies,” The Best Spiritual Writing 2004
"For grace to be grace, it must give us things we didn’t know we needed and take us places where we didn’t know we didn’t want to go."
From  Acedia & Me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life
Hat Tip: Liberate