Monday, February 8, 2010

seeing grace

"When he came, and saw the grace of God,
he was glad, and exhorted them all
to remain faithful to the Lord, with steadfast purpose."
(Acts 11:23)
How often I ask for grace, and yet how rarely I take time to see it. How rarely I look for the trace of God's hand in the world around me.
This week I search for grace.
--for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his,
To the father through the features of men's faces.

{Gerald Manley Hopkins}

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, dear. I never thought of that - but, sadly, how true!

    This week, I want to search for grace as well.