Opening to Grace
Sermon by Stephanie Gannon, Summer Minister.
In this week's sermon, I'll be focused on the theme of grace and how it can transform us if we can open ourselves to its power. Sometimes grace can seem to elude us, especially in some of our most challenging times. As Anne Lamott writes, "I do not at all understand the mystery of grace--only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." Is grace a given? If so, how can we receive it? What do we need to do to feel worthy of it or to open to its presence in our lives?
Despite its messy theological baggage, grace can offer things to Unitarians too. There are ways of seeing grace as an unexpected gift of life and the very essence of joy. Let's celebrate this week grace's ongoing presence in our lives and reflect on how we can become more receptive to it.