This Week’s Quotation:

So whatever you are about, and whatever the challenges and the ups and downs of a given day or week or year might happen to be within that, welcome the grace of God. Make it possible for others to feel and even begin to reflect the grace you are radiating.

It is that grace that makes the difference in our world because in it is the template of a whole person. Each one of us came to Earth to be a living embodiment of that template, and that is not only what is the salvation of every person we meet, but it is the salvation of our world—that template through humanity.

Becoming a Sun, p.306

Grace: Template for a Whole Person

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

The word template suggests a pattern or design. In this excerpt from the last chapter of my book, I am saying that what we speak of as grace contains the pattern for who we are as a human being.

Grace is Love. But it also contains the complete template for the human capacity to receive Love and experience it.

Interesting how the word template sounds similar to the world temple. Looking up both words, I see they have the same Latin root. That root has to do with a consecrated place.

Grace consecrates our humanity as a temple to Love. It is the pattern of a whole person that allows you and me to receive the wholeness of Love—not some corrupted version of Love, distorted by all the human self-obsession that can contort Love’s true nature.

Shall we consecrate our human experience to let Love live in the world as us now? Shall we receive grace?

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

4 Responses

  1. Yes, I am taking a moment to pray my gratitude for grace and the template provided. Thank you, great spirit for the existence of LOVE, GRACE, and my opportunity to be temple of Love here on earth right now. Thank you DAVID for BECOMING A SUN and the many life lessons therein. … and the path to and with GRACE. Loving thanks, Tom C.

  2. Oh how humanity has corrupted and distorted the power of Love! I am strongly with you, David, in allowing the true template of grace to bring Love in the right and creative way.

  3. Amazing Grace – how sweet the sound – this was my mom’s favorite song – I sang it to her all day the day she crossed over the Rainbow Bridge – on a Christmas Day. I love the sound of that word – it flows through our hearts with such beautiful vibrations….

  4. Grace is the compound of the egoless, the innocent humility of a babe, the softly spoken word of a passionate teacher, the strength of a mother giving birth, the enfoldment of a parent holding their child through all their life developments and choices in the unconditional devotion a dedicated parent gives, it’s living gently, treating all the earth as if it is the most precious of elements of all. Grace is a song, a smile, making food for another, helping another without wanting anything in return.

    Grace is breath, grace Life and a life lived in Grace is all the gratefulness we can repay in Christ, in God and in the All and everything.

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