Taste and See: God’s work

Santa Croce marble‘All is grace…’

The saying is familiar, and something of its’ truth finds expression in the (optional) Prayer over People prayed at Mass yesterday, the 5th Sunday of Lent.

Prayer over the People

Bless, O Lord, your people,
who long for the gift of your mercy,
and grant that what, at your prompting, they desire
they may receive by your generous gift.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

We long for God’s gift: our longing is itself his gift; as is the gift. God stirs us to desire his goodness, gives it to us, and helps us to receive it.

‘All is grace…’

As we perhaps wonder at our failing to sustain the Lenten disciplines as we hoped, or at least at how challenging we find even those simple things, there is comfort in remembering that, finally, all is grace.

Marble work, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.

 

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