Extraordinary Grace

Today’s Reflection

GOD’S GRACE flows both ways, doesn’t it? Just when we think we’re extending it to someone, we discover that it’s coming right back at us multiplied, amplified, and revealing more and more about ourselves, other people, and about what God is doing in the world. God reveals extraordinary grace and goodness in and through our relationships.

—Rebecca Dwight Bruff, Loving the World with God: Fourth Day Living (Upper Room Books, 2014)

Today’s Question

When have you been surprised to find God’s grace flowing both ways?  Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

“May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.”
—2 Peter 1:2 (NRSV)

Prayer for the Week

Grant us, Lord God, a vision of your world as your love would have it:
a world where the weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor;
a world where the riches of creation are shared, and everyone can enjoy them;
a world where different races and cultures live in harmony and mutual respect;
a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love.
Give us the inspiration and courage to build it, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.

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