Nadir

Water is grace

Ever downward-flowing

to the lowest place

Joyfully throwing

itself from the heights

with no thought

to spare for itself

or the consequences

of its descent

Selflessly bearing life

down, down to reach

the nadir

and pooling there

bathing that dark space

transforming it

So it is with grace

 

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Grace

“All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.” –Flannery O’Connor