Thursday, January 1, 2009

A YEAR FOR GRACE

Change will happen, but will allow ourselves to be reshaped by grace?

CHANGE & NEW BEGINNINGS. Happy New Year! The turn of the year offers an opportunity for newness. Change will happen. New beginnings will be attempted. Apart from grace, however, the past will likely be repeated. Apart from grace, tomorrow will be more of today's same ol', same ol'. Apart from grace, our efforts to improve ourselves, do better, be different, to change amount to little in the long run.

BORNE BY GRACE. Discipline and hard work may go a long way to acquire some external securities, but do little to produce the only security in which we can really thrive. Whatever is new, whatever is reconciled, whatever is restored, whatever changes from the inside out, is borne and sustained by grace.

BEGIN WITH GRACE. Do we really want to be made new and to see a world made new? Begin with grace.

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