An offering from Therese: Grace Wins

March 13, 2015

Read Romans 6:1-11

No matter how much I sin/miss the mark, grace is always more.  In Romans 6:6, Paul’s words tell us that Jesus’ death absorbed the power of sin– that inner pull to turn away from God, ourselves, and each other … to resist the still, small Voice.  Sin might distract us for a time, but it will never again have the last word.  The fullness of Jesus’ love for humanity has broken that hold forevermore.  Grace wins.candle

When I am in the grip of my attachments (to my image, my “stuff” or my money, my appetites, my need to be “right”, my overdeveloped self-sufficiency), grace reminds me that I have a choice.  I can choose to let God choose FOR me.  I offer my tightened fist and allow God to gently, lovingly pull my fingers out straight … and replace whatever I am holding with God’s greater gift, beyond what I could ever ask or think.

(c) 2015 Therese Adamiec, Ph.D.

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