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Grace can and does have a history. ...
by Karl Rahner

Grace can and does have a history.
- Karl Rahner

The Christian of the future will be a mystic or he will not exist at all.
- Karl Rahner

What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words
are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning.
The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself.
- Karl Rahner

Every year we celebrate the holy season of Advent,
O God.
Every year we pray those beautiful prayers of longing and waiting,
and sing those lovely songs of hope and promise.
- Karl Rahner

 

Grace is everywhere as an active orientation of all
created reality toward God.
- Karl Rahner

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like,
but by doing what we should.
How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion,
and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
- Karl Rahner

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

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Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm becoming more and more myself with time.
I guess that's what grace is.
The refinement of your soul through time.
- Jewel

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I recognize the delivery of grace to my day,
even if I cannot identify a specific return address.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Life is a gift, and I try to respond with grace and courtesy.
- Maya Angelou

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Grace defies reason and logic.
- Bono

The will of God will never take you
to where the grace of God will not protect you.
- Anonymous

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

I know, to banish anger altogether
from one's breast is a difficult task.
It cannot be achieved through pure personal effort.
It can be done only by God's grace.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

Grace isn't just a little prayer
you say before receiving a meal.
It's a way to live.
- Jackie Windspear

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute
with love, grace, and gratitude.
- Denis Waitley

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Faith is a living and unshakable confidence,
a belief in the grace of God so assured that
a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.
- Martin Luther

Your worst days are never so bad
that you are beyond the reach of God's grace.
And your best days are never so good
that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Anonymous

There are nine requisites for contented living:
HEALTH enough to make work a pleasure;
WEALTH enough to support your needs;
STRENGTH enough to battle with difficulties and forsake them;
GRACE enough to confess your sins and overcome them;
PATIENCE enough to toil until some good is accomplished;
CHARITY enough to see some good in your neighbor;
LOVE enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others;
FAITH enough to make real the things of God;
HOPE enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Above all the grace and the gifts
that Christ gives to his beloved
is that of overcoming self.
- St. Francis of Assisi

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
- Friedrich Schiller

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him
a situation which common sense,
without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.
- Walter Lippmann

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God
gives us to control our fears,
not to oust them.
- Vincent McNabb

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

Oh, you weak, beautiful people
who give up with such grace.
What you need is someone to take hold of you -
gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
- Tennessee Williams

There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace,
and together we were a double play combination for ten years.
- Ryne Sandberg

Mary and Carrie and baby Grace and Ma had all had scarlet fever.
The Nelsons across the creek had had it too,
so there had been no one to help Pa and Laura.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity,
the courage to live by grace.
- George Santayana

Humility is a grace that shines in a high condition but cannot,
equally, in a low one because a person in the latter is already,
perhaps, too much humbled.
- Samuel Richardson

Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.
- B. R. Hayden

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace,
making the best of circumstances.
- Aristotle

Seldom ever was any knowledge given to keep,
but to impart; the grace of this rich jewel is lost in concealment.
- Wendell Phillips

Christians were instructed to serve others,
and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the
fact that God offered a way for man to return to a
positive relationship with Him.
- John Clayton

Learn to...
be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

In the New Testament, religion is grace and ethics is gratitude.
- Thomas Erskine

Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty,
hesitation or incongruity.
- William Hazlitt

The grace of God is courtesy.
- Hilaire Belloc

Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.
- Harold Warner

Millions of hells of sinners cannot come near to exhaust infinite grace.
- Samuel Rutherford

The grace of God means something like:
Here is your life.
You might never have been, but you are because the
party wouldn't have been complete without you.
- Frederick Buechner

We are saved by grace, not by the works of the law.
But don't be so quick to write the law off.
- Randall Terry

The children of believing parents, at least their next and immediate seed,
even of us Gentiles now under the gospel,
are included by God within the covenant of grace.
- Thomas Goodwin

O blessed Saviour, give me grace like Thee,
to make Religion my first, and chiefest care,
and devoutly to observe, all solemn times,
and all holy Rites, which relate to Thy worship.
- Thomas Ken

If the grace of God miraculously operates,
it probably operates through the subliminal door.
- William James

If the Lord should bring a wicked man to heaven,
heaven would be hell to him; for he who loves not grace
upon earth will never love it in heaven.
- Christopher Love

A singer starts by having his instrument as a gift from God...
When you have been given something in a moment of grace,
it is sacrilegious to be greedy.
- Marian Anderson

Teach you children poetry; it opens the mind,
lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
- Walter Scott

I want, of course, peace, grace, and beauty.
How do you do that? You work for it.
- Studs Terkel

Science, which is not so attached to 'truth' as it once was,
ut more to immediate 'effectiveness',
is now drifting towards a decline, it's civic fall from grace.
- Paul Virilio


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