Friday, February 18, 2011

In Spite Of Something

Grace means more than gifts. 
In grace something is transcended, once and for all overcome. Grace happens in spite of something; it happens in spite of separateness and alienation. Grace means that life is once again united with life, self is reconciled with self. Grace means accepting the abandoned one. Grace transforms fate into a meaningful vocation. It transforms guilt to trust and courage. The word grace has something triumphant in it.

- Yrjo Kallinen


  1. Betsy, thanks for your posts. I am touched and uplifted and given hope by your stories, wisdom quotes and photos. Thank you.

  2. Thanks so much for your kind words, Karen. It's always a gift to hear from readers, especially ones out on the prairie!! Go gently...