Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Miracles - Grace

"As a physician, I have seen people, after all other therapy has failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by the serene effort of prayer. It is the only power in the world that seems to overcome the so-called 'laws of nature;' the occasions on which prayer has dramatically done this have been termed 'miracles.' But a constant, quieter miracle takes place hourly in the hearts of men and women who have discovered that prayer supplies them with a steady flow of sustaining power in their daily lives."
- Alexis Carrel (1873-1944)


This is comforting when you don't get what you asked for, but you get what you needed. That is still a kind of miracle, a kind of grace, and it is enough.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Agreed.

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

Zoey means 'life' in Greek. We think she has more than lived up to that name. Her middle is 'Grace'. We think also it has turned out to fit perfectly in ways we could never have imagined.

For me, in my spiritual life, grace has been all sustaining. There is something so beautiful when you say it out loud, isn't there?