“Grace is available for each of us every day – our spiritual daily bread –

but we’ve got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and

not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

Today was filled with prayers for grace.   I wish could swaddle the hearts of those suffering unbearable and unimaginable challenges with ironclad faith, trust and grace.  I wish I could offer something to make a difference and lighten the load.

I pray for the insight to pay attention and identify ways to be an instrument of grace.  I have followed the beautifully written Kyrie Foundation blog for years.  One particular post is imprinted on my heart: the topic was about how ordinary decisions can culminate into extraordinary goodness.  To illustrate the beauty and spirit of the of the blog’s author, read on for a direct recap of a May 2007 post, titled,  A thought for today.

“Thinking about opportunities for doing good. A couple posts ago, a list of 100 things do good – The Kyrie Foundation, displayed ideas that any of us could seek to do on any given day. Proactive things, things you plan and commit to do beforehand. But what about the specially chosen opportunities that God gives you—just you, and no one else—to do good? What about those divine ideas that flutter around your mind’s screen door waiting to be let in? Have you ever stepped out the screen door to follow one? Do you shoo them away because you have errands to run or habits to obey?   We aren’t all called to be nuns and preachers and Third World missionaries, but we do all have missions to accomplish in our own stations. There are moments of grace that come to you that don’t come to me and vice versa——moments and opportunities chosen especially for you from which you can gain or provide another’s gain.  Or … maybe we miss it. Maybe we ignore it or don’t see it for what it is. Perhaps another’s good rests within our own powers, and we do nothing. That’s the worst, isn’t it? To do nothing?”

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace –

only that it meets us where we are

but does not leave us where it found us.”

-Anne Lamont