Grace

How to Recognize Grace

by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

It takes you by surprise
It comes in odd packages

It sometimes looks like loss
Or mistakes

It acts like rain
Or like a seed

It’s both reliable and unpredictable
It’s not what you were aiming at
Or what you thought you deserved

It supplies what you need
Not necessarily what you want

It grows you up
And lets you be a child

It reminds you you’re not in control
And that not being in control
is a form of freedom

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