20 December 2011

There but for the grace of God go I.


We know the story of St. Philip Neri, who, on seeing a murderer being led to the gallows, said in all sincerity, "There but for the grace of God go I."

The wise man knows the same applies to him, and to every individual born in sin.

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone be found boasting."--Ephesians 2:8

"All is grace."--St. Therese
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