no matter how you slice it….

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, β€œMy 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

13 comments on “no matter how you slice it….

  1. Lynda says:

    Such wisdom! Emptying ourselves of ourselves (kenosis) is key to living a deeply fulfilling life in Christ. Saint Ignatius taught us to be detached from everything. It is a very difficult undertaking but as we seek the Lord in all things, we become less attached to the things of our ego. For me, the key is totally trusting in the Lord – not easy but it is really the only way to live. Blessings.

  2. One of my favorites, Julie πŸ™‚

  3. Excellent. We can’t earn it, we can’t buy it, we don’t deserve it. Grace is absolutely the free gift of God. Tis why it is so amazing!!! πŸ™‚ ❀

  4. SLIMJIM says:

    It’s incredible to think God’s grace is enough for salvation…then God’s grace is also for our sanctification…and then it spills over where grace is also to empower us for service…but still yet grace is also for our weakness…

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