With whom or what do we collaborate?

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and as we do each year at this time we reflect on war and peace. As these thoughts come and go I find myself inevitably pondering human nature and human endeavour and the choices we make, both as individuals and collectively. In all these endeavours and choices we ultimately collaborate with ‘something’ or someone, with ideas and ideologies, movements, trends, worldviews, perspectives, beliefs. And then there is grace.

Our spiritual journey is a path of grace and our measure of how well we’re doing is how fully the way of Jesus has taken root in us and is flourishing. How well we collaborate with it. And the way of Jesus is nothing less than a radical openness to God! The path of grace is really all about tuning in to God’s ever-present, gentle but insistent, and freely-given offer of life, love, goodness. St Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, passionately declared, “Glory be to God whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20 – 21). This must surely be one of the most exciting and hope-filled declarations in Scripture!

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Ms Kerry McCullough

Spirituality and Liturgy Coordinator