Sunday, January 8, 2012

The loop of grace

The best (and only) way to truly give your gifts to others is unconditionally and quietly. The moment you start picking and choosing who you give to and why, using your gifts for selfish reasons, or making a parade or circus of your own talents and terrific goodness, you distort and even destroy the operation of grace. Instead, as Robert Barron writes, "The more we give back to God, the more we get, and then we must give that back again, so as to get even more in return. This is the loop of grace."

By Way of Beauty