Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.
Grace is our connection to the Divine, a sense that we are loved and provided for in all circumstances. It is opening ourselves to bounty. Grace inspires us to give unconditional love to others. When we are gracious and elegant, others are drawn to our company. With grace, we can turn every communication and relationship into a thing of beauty. We grow in grace when we treat others with dignity, kindness and exquisite courtesy, and whenever we forgive. As we connect deeply with grace, we become the presence of grace to others.
Quote: “The will of God will never take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” – Peter Feddema
The Practice of Grace
I trust Grace to carry me through times of trouble.
I am open to abundance.
I bless others with my tenderness.
I am gracious in my attitudes, and I am willing to forgive.
I think, move, and speak with gentleness and courtesy.
I am thankful for the gift of Grace. It sustains my life.
Questions for Discussion
- How can I be the presence to grace to someone?
- What is a forgiveness I am with holding and what would grace look like in this situation?
- Where is there an opportunity for grace in your life, family, workplace, and community?
- What does ‘speaking with gentleness’ look like to you?
- Is there a current circumstance that needs some tenderness? What does that look like?
Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.
Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit www.virtuesmatter.org.