This is Grace

This is grace: to know that God stubbornly embraces you even though your heart pulses with the power to personally drive and twist the nails further into the body of the one who hung to bless you.

2 Responses to “This is Grace”

  1. K.L.B.  

    I thought that was love.

  2. Anthony Velez  

    Good point, as what I said could easily be a description of love, and I could easily have begun with, “This is love”. All I can say is that I chose grace, and will continue to use it in this case because I want to emphasize the profoundly unmerited aspect of God’s obstinate commitment to redeem and bless us. You having pointed this out reminds me that in God there is a divine simplicity wherein one characteristic that we can identify or ascribe to him is mutually interpenetrated by all the other characteristics we can ascribe to him. And so, in God’s love is his grace, and in his grace is his love, and further still in God’s love is his holiness, such that we can speak of God’s holy grace, or gracious love, or loving grace, or holy love, etc, etc.