‘By grace I live. By grace I am released.’
Grace is an aspect of the Love of God which is most like the state prevailing in the unity of truth. It is the world’s most lofty aspiration, for it leads beyond the world entirely. It is past learning, yet the goal of learning, for grace cannot come until the mind prepares itself for true acceptance.
Grace is acceptance of the Love of God within a world of seeming hate and fear. By grace alone the hate and fear are gone, for grace presents a state so opposite to everything the world contains, that those whose minds are lighted by the gift of grace can not believe the world of fear is real.
Forgiveness is the central theme that runs throughout salvation, holding all its parts in meaningful relationships. And now we ask for grace, the final gift salvation can bestow.
By grace I live. By grace I am released. By grace I give. By grace I will release.
Although I read the lesson twice I still can’t get my head around what grace is. I was too busy packing and running around doing last minute things to really reflect fully on the lesson. Usually I’d have looked up the meaning of grace and tried to make some sense of it that way, but I allowed time pressures to get in the way. So manic was the day that I turned up for a meeting at the wrong venue.
I feel very scrambled, and have done for the last few days. Hopefully a week away will help me to regain some semblance of calm. In the meantime I repeat the affirmations and trust they are working subconsciously.