11 Grace is Enough… - Fr Ranson D'Souza SDB

posted Jun 20, 2018, 9:07 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 9:08 AM ]
I have heard it said many times that if the whole Bible were to be summarised into a single verse, that verse would be John 3:16 – 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish, but may have eternal life.'

This inspired me to ask myself as to what would be one word that could summarise the entire Bible, and the answer that instantly came to me was GRACE. Thinking about this, I came up with an acronym of the word 'grace' which is:

G – Gift of God
R – Response to God
A – Activity for God
C – Communion with God
E – Eternal Life in God

G – Gift of God: Speaking about grace, St Therese of Lisieux says, 'Everything is Grace.' I say that our very life is a grace. Each one of us has received grace as a gift. We never asked for it, neither did we work for it. It is given to us as a sign of God's immense love for us.

(Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.
Ephesians 4:7 But to each one of us grace has been given, as Christ apportioned it.)