Grace will set us free
Grace under pressure resonates as an antidote during these challenging times and embodies the new leader of the free world, President Obama. In this way, too, grace becomes a starting point for our country and for the world.
Grace is affirming and forgiving, omnipresent and personal. By believing in grace, we become better and our world becomes better, as we open up to the goodwill inherent in humanity. And anything worth having, is worth fighting for, even though it may seem a long time coming, because the process allows the realization.
The past and the future create grace, as we look back to where we have been and forward to where we need to go, as we fully grasp the importance of getting it right, now, while we have the chance. And, grace is in all children, in the light of promise in their eyes, their hopes and dreams, which are all at once possible in the present moment.
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But, it is even more than that, and we all know it. It is bigger and better than any of us, and it is intimidating in its power to bring us together, if only we would let it. President Obama serves not only as a catalyst for positive change, but he opens the door and allows us to walk through it, to see where we can come out on the other side, in a more pleasing place.
The hauntingly beautiful lyrics in the song Amazing Grace seem to simply and completely encapsulate the trials and tribulations of humanity throughout the ages.
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound … I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now, I see. Through many dangers, toils and snares, we have already come. T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far and Grace will lead us home.”
And, more likely, grace will set us free.
Molly M. Brooks
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