Or, as today's saint, Rosa da Lima put it: The gift of grace increases as the struggle increases.
Three months ago I embarked on the 10 verses challenge, and began to write about ten scripture verses which have been - and in different ways still are - significant in my life. I began with my childhood and started to work my way through my life, heading towards the present day. I got as far as nine before other things, and events such as the Philippine Forum, interrupted the flow. But for a long time I have known what number 10 would be. This is what accompanies me, making surrender possible and rooting me - when events and situations might send my reactions elsewhere - in my fundamental call and commitment to God and to Love.
My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ~ 2 Cor 12.9
Yes, it is grace, working in and through my weakness, which - as the song says - has brought me safe thus far, and which will surely lead me home...