In my studies on grace, I have come across a number of analogies. One was that of floating as I discussed in the newsletter. Another was to think about grace like the rays of the sun. The sun is always there. Even when we cannot see it, the sun is present. Regardless of what time we get up, the sun is there. Sometimes, when we first wake up, we see the sun coming in through our window and we roll over and pull the covers over our head. Sometimes we wake up, but leave our doors and windows closed, blocking the sunlight from coming into our spaces. In each of these situations, we are keeping ourselves from experiencing the fullness of God’s grace.
Whether we are conscious of it or not, God’s grace is always shining on us. We are the ones who choose to open or close ourselves to experiencing God’s grace. It is only when we open our hearts to receiving the warmth of the sun, that we experience God’s grace. If we think about God’s grace as the sun, we are always able to experience God’s compassion and light.
The amazing thing about grace is that each day is a new opportunity to experience God’s grace. Every day is another opportunity for us to open ourselves up to allowing the light to shine on us. Regardless of what we chose to do today, tomorrow is a new day. Each day is an opportunity for us to open our hearts and experience all that is being shined upon us.