But to each one of us
grace has been given
as Christ apportioned it.
Grace is “the force that infuses our lives and keeps letting us off the hook.
It is unearned love - the love that goes before, that meets us on the way.
It’s the help you received when you have no bright ideas left, when you are empty and
desperate and have discovered that your best thinking
and most charming charm have failed you.
Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you
from that isolated place and puts you with others
who are startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful,
as you are to be there.”
Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith