Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Grace

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46: 1)
Do you believe in an "eye and for an eye" or a "tooth for a tooth"? Is life for you about revenge, judgment and "tough love"? Do you believe you sow what you reap, good or bad?

I have read many articles from "teachers" of light beings who claim to be here to help humanity to co-create with God. Some talk about a time in the future where all of humanity will unite as one. Others warn humanity of Earth's depleted resources. While some teach techniques about how to clear up the mess we have created before it is too late.

This doesn't ring true for me at all. As I see it, God is all there is and God is Infinite Good and Grace. Where there is only the Infinite Good there is no room for depletion or lack. Where there is Grace there is no room for judgment.

Man is constantly acting according to what he believes to be true at that moment; and his beliefs are always changing. Grace is ever constant Love. The scriptures say God is an "ever present help in trouble." Can you imagine what this means? Can you imagine a God who is always there to pull you out of whatever "mess" you've got yourself into? Can you imagine a God that loves you no matter what? This is Grace. Grace is God in action.

Here in the UK, there is an operation of Grace of sorts. Let's say someone suddenly falls ill. If that is the person's reality, you call an ambulance. The ambulance service will send a paramedic round to help, and he does what he can to help, within his model of reality.

Grace is always present. Grace does not judge on past behaviour. Grace is the love that soothes, restores, protects and heals.

There is a story in the bible of a blind man who asks Jesus for healing. The disciples were quick to ask about sin.

1": And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.

"2": And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?

"3": Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. (John 9: 1-3)
This is Grace that is willing to restore regardless.

So for those who believe humans have made a "mess" of the planet and need to co-create with God to fix things up, I would say the God you are co-creating with is not a God of Grace. For Grace doesn't need human help nor would He judge humanity's behaviour. If we really want to help, maybe we should simply evoke Grace.

The Grace of God be with all.

Enocia