Ericka Graham taught through Jesus’ Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, and shared vulnerably from her own experience of coming to the knowledge and acceptance of grace during a time of deep trial and shame. Grace is humbling to accept because God meets us in our sin and unworthiness, calling us beloved, just as we are. In receiving grace, we are ignited from the source of all love, to carry that flame and share it wherever we go.
Matthew 20: 1-16
“Grace draws a circle around everyone and says they’re in.”
“We will become in our lives what we do with our love”
“Most people need love and acceptance, a lot more than they need advice.”
- Bob Goff, on grace
“I do not understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us”
- Anne Lamott
“You either walk inside your story and own it, or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.”
- Brene Brown
Reflection & Practice
Have you received extravagant grace from a family member of friend in your life? When those who are closest to us show us grace it can be incredibly powerful and healing. Is there someone in your life you can show grace to this week?
In the story of the workers in the Vineyard, the landowner chose to pay those who arrived in the morning the same as those who started working an hour before closing time. Often we focus on giving others grace and forgiveness, but perhaps we need to receive grace ourselves first. Grace often shows itself in the form of a tangible action. How can you show yourself grace?
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All Creatures Of Our God And King
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
Wood And Nails
Come Ye Sinners