A recent Unity pamphlet, One Humanity, Many Stories, has this to say about Seeking the Meaning of Grace:
“The Quest by Richard and Mary Alice Jafolla explains: “The gift is yours from God simply because you are God’s child. You didn’t have to earn it and you don’t have to prove you deserve it. It is yours unconditionally. It comes with being part of creation. It is the gift of grace.”
Monk and mystic, Thomas Merton wrote, “Grace is not a strange, magic substance which is subtly filtered into our souls to act as a kind of spiritual penicillin. Grace is unity, oneness within ourselves, oneness with God.”
In Ephesians 2:8-9 we read: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the results of works.” And 2 Timothy 1:6 adds: “For this reason I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you.”
We are already grace-filled. We only need to remember all that this implies in our daily lives.
Affirmative Prayer: Grace
As I walk a spiritual path, God’s light is always shining. It is the light of God that illumines the way to peace, success, health, and abundance. Every day is a day when doors open to new opportunities and ways of living. My mind is open, free, and joyous as I remember my unity with the Source of all things within me.”