God’s grace does not depend entirely on our efforts; in fact,
it depends very little on us.
We are simply the witnesses of grace,
and the clergy are simply the channels of sacramental grace.
How narrow-minded we would be to think that God’s grace is limited to our efforts”
Fr Benedict Groeschel
(meyer lemon / Julie Cook / 2017)
St Cahterine of Siena made a startling statement that I used to find overly severe.
She said that the Lord revealed to her that she was nothing and that He was everything.
Some of us learn the hard way…
Fr Benedict Groeshcel
No matter how you slice it, God’s Grace is sufficient…
It does not depend upon anything from us.
We will, however, never understand such until we empty ourselves of ourselves.
He is everything and we are nothing.
We are not gods.
We are not our god.
We do not impart saving Grace
We cannot and will not ever be able to save ourselves, from ourselves.
We are limited.
He is not…
Most of us never figure any of this out until it’s entirely too late.
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power
is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses,
so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
2 Corinthians 12:8-9