If grace is from God, does that mean some people receive it, and some don’t? Is it like the roll of the dice, or the luck of the draw? Does grace mean that we play no part in it? A yes to any of those questions reduces grace to a trivial idea, man-made, not God-graced. Um, maybe grace is what God makes? A verb as well as a noun?
Tonight as I sit on the ‘deck’ of the cottage, I’m sensing that there has to be some connection between my longing for God and God’s offering of grace.