“Let’s not get bogged down on whom or what we pray to. Let’s just say prayer is communication from our hearts to the great mystery, or Goodness, or Howard; to the animating energy of love we are sometimes bold enough to believe in; to something unimaginably big, and not us.”
“To be healed of resentment and move into gratitude requires me to dance — to believe again, even amid my pain, that God will orchestrate and guide my life. The mystery of the dance is that its movements are discovered in taking the steps one by one: Some slow, some quick. Some smooth, some not. If all steps on the journey are movements of grace, we can be grateful for every moment we have lived, knowing that all is grace.”
~ Henri Nouwen, Spiritual Formation
Ever hear someone remark about your “gracefulness” when you have had an accident? Maybe you make the remark yourself trying to cover up embarrassment over falling, bumping into something, etc. “I’m so graceful!”
Turns out those words and a humble smile really do allow grace into our lives. Life is full of “happy accidents” if we just allow ourselves to see them for what they are. Movements of grace.