Inspiration & insights from the path toward happiness & wisdom from a yogi and Christian mystic.
“There is grace in your life, but you have to have faith to see it. It’s a contract between God and the individual: grace on one side, faith on the other.”
“Warning: Mine has been anything but a straight shot, more like a crooked path filled with thorns and crows and vodka. Prone to wander? You bet. I’ve been a priest, then an ex-priest. Husband, then ex-husband. Amazed crowds one night and lied to friends the next. Drunk for years, sober for a season, then drunk again. I’ve been John the beloved, Peter the coward, and Thomas the doubter all before the waitress brought the check. I’ve shattered every one of the Ten Commandments six times Tuesday. And if you believe that last sentence was for dramatic effect, it wasn’t.”
“As long as you’re not finished, you can start all over again.”
“Grace is ever present.
All that is necessary is that you surrender to It.”
“I do not understand the mystery of grace — only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
“Grace is God’s WD-40.”
“Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others’ faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear.”
“There were two ways through life - the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you’ll follow.”
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.”