While shopping in a favorite boutique, a book caught my eye. It’s entitled Grace: Quotes and Passages for Heart, Mind, and Soul, edited by B.C. Aronson.
Grace, well that sounded decidedly Lutheran. The heart, mind, and soul reminded me immediately of our women’s health initiative, Raising Up Healthy Women and Girls, where we ask about our emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
The editor’s basic premise in creating this collection of quotations is that the world is sorely lacking in grace these days and we need some inspiration to live grace-filled and graceful lives. When grace is in our lives, the editor writes, we become more understanding, more loving, and more dignified.
I invite you to pause in this season of Easter for reflection. Where have you received God’s grace in the last week or so? Have you had opportunities to give grace to others?
This is adapted from “Easter Grace,” an article written by Linda Post Bushkofsky that appeared in the April 2008 issue of Lutheran Woman Today (now Gather) magazine.