What’s grace got to do with it?

won’t you celebrate with me
what I have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.

i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay*

Lucille Clifton

Grace makes both the giver and the recipient more beautiful.**
Erwin McManus

I love Quentin Blake‘s simple drawing style,
something he came upon early in his days cartooning
for Punch magazine.
With a few lines and a little watercolour,
He is able to tell a story.
It holds an important truth
for us,
That when we find the lines and
add a little colour,
We come alive. These lines include
our abilities and
values and
energies,
And then we can make our own lines.
Whilst there’s nothing special about the
1st January 2023,
It can become defining if we want it to:
“From this day,
And for the following year, I will
…”
We all have lines and
colours; sometimes what we
only need to extend to
ourselves and to others is
a little grace.

*Maria Popova’s Figuring;
**Erwin McManus’ The Genius of Jesus.

2 thoughts on “What’s grace got to do with it?

  1. Thank you, Tiffany. I wish you gracefulness, too. Happy New Year. Sorry to be slow, but I wanted to send this to you before we got into double figures for January.

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