sunday grace…

sunday grace…

If arithmetic is numbers, and if algebra is numbers and letters,

then grace is numbers, letters, sounds, and tears, feelings and dreams.

Grace is smashing the calculator, and using all the broken buttons

and pieces to make a mosaic.

Grace isn’t about having a second chance; grace is having so many

chances that you could use them through all eternity and never come up empty.

It’s when you finally realize that the other shoe isn’t going to drop, ever.

It’s the moment you feel as precious and handmade as every star, when you feel,

finally, at home for the very first time.

Grace is when you finally stop keeping score and when you realize that God never was,

that his game is a different one entirely.  Grace is when the silence is so complete

that you can hear your own heartbeat, and right within your ribs,

God’s beating heart, too.

from  Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

excerpt from grace is new math

2 thoughts on “sunday grace…

  1. Oh Chris…I truly wish that I had…Shauna Niequist is such a wonderful writer!
    I miss you too my dear…we live too close to each other not to even run into each other in the produce aisles. Let’s remedy that situation soon! Hugs to you!


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