Grace and Thanks

November 25, 2006

Sunrise over Cemetery.  Photo by Richard BoltI stole this from Susan Russell, who got it from Jim Naughton, who wrote it.

It is easier to believe in chance than in grace. Chance requires nothing from us. In fact, if life is a succession of random events, than any response to good fortune is superfluous. Grace is different. In receiving grace, we are challenged to become channels of grace. This is more than a matter of a few good deeds (although those help); it is an invitation to place one’s self in God’s hands, and devote one’s self toward what we perceive as God’s ends. Thanksgiving, then, is a call to action: a gentle poke to awaken our collective conscience – to remind us that to whom much is given, etc.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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