MEDITATION OF THE DAY
The Grace of a Call, the Grace to Follow
With grace we are dealing with something other: it cannot be measured in the way that money can be counted and possessions can be reckoned up. One must learn to recognize it as grace in life and suffering, in daily converse with God.
God always precedes us with his grace, and in every individual life there is something fine and good that we can easily recognize as grace, as the beam of light of divine goodness, if we only keep the eyes of our heart open. And if we do that, if we first of all have learned to recognize God in his goodness, then we can also learn to have trust in the dark ways that God always goes ahead of us as grace, that he means well towards us.
Pope Benedict XVI
His Holiness Benedict XVI reigned as pope from 2005 to 2013. [From The Yes of Jesus Christ: Exercises in Faith, Hope and Love, Robert Nowell, Tr. © 1991, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, NY. www.CrossroadPublishing.com.]