An UpWord Glance

“Lavishly” Experiencing the Grace of God


“Never judge anyone, for any reason. Never do anyone harm. Discipline yourself, purging both material and spiritual evil. Nurture a modest and gentle spirit. Do these things, noticing your own faults rather than those of others, and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ will be with you lavishly.” ~~An Egyptian Abba

Taken from: By Way of the Desert, compiled by Bernard Bangley, Paraclete Press, 2007, December 30th.

What a wonderful thought for us as we look toward a new year. This is something we can take aim at in becoming more and more like our Lord. I find myself still thinking on that final word “lavishly”. To experience the grace of our Lord- “lavishly” brings a smile to my heart. 

Much love in Christ,

Fr. Stephen

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