Monday, August 2, 2010


Today I need to be reminded what grace is.
Because today I need grace...

"You see, at the center of all religions is the idea of Karma. You know, what you put out comes back to you: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or in physics—in physical laws—every action is met by an equal or an opposite one. It's clear to me that Karma is at the very heart of the universe. I'm absolutely sure of it. And yet, along comes this idea called Grace to upend all that "as you reap, so you will sow" stuff. Grace defies reason and logic. Love interrupts, if you like, the consequences of your actions, which in my case is very good news indeed, because I've done a lot of stupid stuff."

Grace, she takes the blame 
She covers the shame 
Removes the stain 
It could be her name 

Grace, it's a name for a girl 
It's also a thought that changed the world 

And when she walks on the street 
You can hear the strings 
Grace finds goodness in everything 

Grace, she's got the walk 
Not on a ramp or on chalk 
She's got the time to talk 
She travels outside of karma, karma 
She travels outside of karma 

When she goes to work
You can hear the strings 
Grace finds beauty in everything 

Grace, she carries a world on her hips 
No champagne flute for her lips 
No twirls or skips between her fingertips 
She carries a pearl in perfect condition 
What once was hurt, what once was friction 
What left a mark no longer stains 
Because Grace makes beauty out of ugly things

Grace finds beauty in everything 
Grace finds goodness in everything

~Lyrics to "Grace" by U2

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