29 Sep

I have found that through prayer, meditation, repentance, purification, forgiveness, and being nonjudgmental, our minds become peaceful and calm. These practices help us to muffle the noise of the outside world that can distract us from God’s presence, which lives in all of us. Not being distracted helps us to focus on that which serves our highest purpose, which God intends for us. When we follow God’s guidance, our actions bring joy, not only to ourselves, but to the rest of the world.
When we show compassion and understanding, we exemplify God’s justice, which is intended for everyone. Each of us has love inside us that is deeper than anything imaginable, and when we become aware of it, it flourishes. We don’t need to focus on the days that are gone, no matter how well they served us; tomorrow can only be imagined as brighter and full of joy. By living in the present and always displaying love and joy, we fulfill the promise of an even greater tomorrow. That’s because we are no longer drowning in our losses of any kind, but are instead carried upward by the word of God. And the word of God is good: it is Love. I believe our greatest dreams for ourselves are also His greatest dreams for us. We keep God’s gift of love as long as we give it away; for giving of ourselves to others is the key to how Grace lives through us.

About the Author

Written by Catherine Nagle

Catherine grew up in Philadelphia with 16 brothers and sisters, reared by loving, old-school Italian parents. Catherine's artist father's works graced churches and public buildings; her mother was a full-time homemaker. A professional hairdresser, Catherine worked in various salons while studying the Bible and pursuing spiritual growth through courses, seminars, lectures, works of Marianne Williamson, and conferences, including the National Theology of the Body Congress. She is also an Ambassador of the Society of Emotional Intelligence. The mother of two children and now a grandmother, Catherine lives in Pennsylvania with her husband. She is the Author of Imprinted Wisdom, Absence and Presence, Amelia, and a contributor to Anne Born’s These Winter Months: The Late Orphan Project Anthology.

4 Responses to Grace: it is Love.

  1. Eric

    September 30, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I think that all religions tell us the same about emtional and social behavior. But only real buddhists, live practice that way of life.

    • im445667

      October 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Hi Eric – I see the truth in all the religions, too, which is wonderful! And we all have to put them to practice, as well. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us:-)

  2. Melvin M. Lusterio

    October 1, 2013 at 8:22 am

    The Good Force be with you!

    Thanks, Catherine, for a wonderful message! Keep it up!

    Live forever & prosper!

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