1. How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are!
The reason the world does not know us
is that it did not know him.
2. Dear friends, now we are children of God,
and what we will be has not yet been made known.
But we know that when he appears,
we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
1 John 3:1-3
Holy Bible, New International Version
For grace is given not because we have done
good works, but in order that we
may be able to do them.
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO (354-430)
Grace is a certain beginning of glory in us.
SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS (1225-1274)
In the Bible there are three distinctive meanings of grace;
it means the mercy and active love of God; it means the
winsome attractiveness of God; it means
the strength of God to overcome.
CHARLES L. ALLEN (1913- )