This Week’s Quotation:
When the grace of God is present through a person, those around them recalculate their lives. They sort their lives out in a different way. Perhaps they have been trying to sort it out in desperation, in a way where there did not seem to be any possibility. But now they are seeing possibility where there was none. They are seeing options where it looked like there were no options. And they are finding all those experiences that the spirit of love brings to a person—the feeling of self-worth, real meaning, value, and the lifting of the awful burden of shame with which so many people live. The grace of the Great Mother says, “Come to me, I’m always here, and I’m always free.”Becoming a Sun p. 305
What Is Grace?
Have you ever met someone like that? A person in whose presence you felt different? And the world looked different?
As we come close to Christmas Day, I think of the stories of Jesus and imagine that he was that kind of man. I am sure that people who met him experienced a wonder and joy they’d never known before.
But I’ve met people like that in the flesh. Through them, I have felt the comfort that the spirit of grace offers to us all:
Come to me. I’m always here, and I’m always free.
I don’t think it helps to try to bring grace to another person as if you could gin it up from inside somehow. Though I do believe in being thoughtful in how I am with another person.
Grace is an experience you come to know simply because you have been exposed to it, and you welcome it. You drink it in. And then it can pour through you.
I hope these words have brought a little grace to you. Do you feel it in the stillness of this present moment?
Drink it in. Let it be there through you for the people you touch.
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.