Growing in grace

When this contributor realized she was feeling self-conscious and unworthy leading up to her sister’s wedding, her desire to feel and express genuine love and joy led to a meaningful lesson in God’s love for all.

I have often wondered about the word “grace.” It’s used in many ways – saying grace before a meal, grace notes in music, a grace period on a late bill – and there are so many variations that the meaning can get muddied. But there’s no mistaking the way the word is used in this statement in one of my favorite books, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Christian Science discoverer Mary Baker Eddy: “What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds” (p. 4).

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