Prevailing Light


“Grace strike us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk though the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life…it strikes us when, year after year, the longed-for perfection does not appear, when the old compulsions reign within us as they have for decades, when despair destroys all joy and courage.

Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: “You are accepted. You are accepted, accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know. Do not ask for the name now; perhaps you will find it later. Do not try to do anything now; perhaps later you will do much. Do not seek for anything, do not perform anything, do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted.”

~ Paul Tillich, The Shaking of the Foundations

It is through Grace that we began life on this Earth and it is through Grace that we are “born again.”  When we accept this in our hearts is completely up to us. No pressure. 🙂


    1. That is a great question. Could it be that we have yet to accept that we don’t have to prove that we are worthy? It seems like we’ve set up a world in this life where we place the most value on things that are paid for or earned. Pretty much the opposite of what Jesus tried his best to tell us. Not blaming society as a whole but you can see where folks might get the wrong idea about self image and value. Just a thought. 🙂

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