April 20-A, 2023

Rockport Harbor 03 10/13/2009 Oil Paint Rendered — Penobscot Bay, Rockport, Maine
By upgrading our grace quotient--
that is, the amount of grace 
we exhibit in our life day-to-day--
and making in depth inquiries into
how graciously we live,
with kindness and compassion
for all that comes our way,
we will be setting in motion
a way of life
that receives well all things
in our path,
and creates an atmosphere of generosity
and benevolence
surrounding us,
and what we do,
and how we do it,
adding elements
largely missing from the daily experience
of human beings worldwide,
and making the world a better place
just by the way we conduct our affairs
throughout each day.

What is keeping that from happening?


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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