Unexpected Channels of Grace

“Bless that good, good woman who hung the crucifix round my neck! For it is a comfort and a strength to me whenever I touch it. It is odd that a thing which I have been taught to regard with disfavour and as idolatrous should in a time of loneliness and trouble be of help. Is it that there is something in the essence of the thing itself, or that it is a medium, a tangible help, in conveying memories of sympathy and comfort? Some time, if it may be, I must examine this matter and try to make up my mind about it.”

~ Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”

 

Sometimes the thing I’ve feared, judged, or criticized can, in a different light, become a balm of salvation. Maturity, experience, and wounds can open us to new perspectives, causing us to recognize what was believed to be illicit is in fact a means of grace.

 

 

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