‘Grace makes beauty out of ugly things’
We are drawn to beauty.
But sometimes what appears beautiful turns out to be only surface deep. A superficial arrangement that appeals to other motivations.
So let’s dig deeper.
Here is a further extract from the U2 song, Grace, shared with me by a friend recently:
She carries a pearl
In perfect condition
What once was hurt
What once was friction
What left a mark
No longer stings
Because Grace makes beauty
Out of ugly things
Grace finds beauty
Grace finds goodness
What part of our work and lives needs to be seen with a grace-full eye? The things we see as ugly and ill-formed, which we long to be beautiful?
Because we have a choice. We can hide them away or we can be honest and let grace do its work.
I wonder, what is the question that you want to ask yourself?
- Monday: Late in the day
- Tuesday: Finding rainbows
- Wednesday: Leaning into the light again
- Thursday: A most beautiful reveal
- Friday: Creating graceful space