There are many virtues we are instructed to live by, but for some reason, the virtue of grace has been the hardest for me to understand. The virtue of temperance is easy to see, because I can physically calculate how many chocolate cake pieces I am eating, or how many hours I am spending on video games. The virtue of justice is easy to see, because I can tell whether or not I have stolen something, whether or not I committed adultery. The virtue of courage, although slightly intangible, can be seen whether or not I decide to face my fear of heights, or whether or not I decide to speak up when I see an injustice caused. But, grace as a virtue serves as an underlying current, the motivation for behaviors, something that often does not get recognized, and is not at all seen. Grace is offering forgiveness when it is not necessarily earned: Often times, we see forgiveness as something someone else has to do.
Having a disposition to kindness and compassion is absolutely everything.
"Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde <3
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Grace is a kindness that favours a person with a benefit not earned. For example a birthday gift is an act of grace. Here's a gift for you. No, rather it is a gift free to the receiver. It may surprise you to learn that not all grace is good grace. Not all grace has good motives and good outcomes. Sometimes grace can degenerate. For example a rich man may lavish extravagant gifts upon his mistress, and she in turn may indulge him with favours of another sort.
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