“To speak of grace is to say that finally our lives are not our own, that we are not only recipients of a gift we did not create, the very gift of life itself, but that throughout our life we are given gifts we do not deserve – friends, experiences, joy in the midst of pain – and that at the end we will be upheld by a power we do not control, promising a fulfillment not of what we have crafted, but of what the giver of grace continually crafts through us, with us
and despite us.
Yes, we are those who craft our lives. (DIY)
Yes, we are even more those whose lives are crafted.” (Renovation by Grace)
from “Creative Dislocation – The movement of Grace” by Robert McAfee Brown p. 80