Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.  – Ps 126:5

Reflection. Grace is the force within us that pulls us to safety.  As we plod along in search of holiness we are saved again and again, and we ourselves become capable of helping others along the way.  “… All those who give themselves to the struggle for the redemption of the world from greed, cruelty, injustice, selfish desire and their results — find themselves supported and reinforced by a spiritual power which enhances life, strengthens will, and purifies character”  (Evelyn Underhill).

Prayer. Dearest Lord, I know that the work of transformation in the Spirit takes time.  Teach me to be patient.