The Gift of Grace

What role does gift giving play in your celebrations?  As a child, I would search through the catalogs anticipating possible gifts. I did not have a full understanding that gifts may be seen or unseen. 

This season now reminds me of the gift of grace.  To me, grace means unconditional love and mercy. 

Might the food, water, sunlight, and air be gifts of unconditional love and mercy?  What do people do in exchange for the air and water? While humans tend to be high consumers, they usually often do little in return for this life-giving grace. What if in return we shared that grace?

Humans, as part of all creation, also contain the capacity to share grace. Between humans, it may be a friend or family member seeing past an exterior roughness to the inner lovability.

How often do I freely give grace? It seems easier to determine if someone is worthy of grace. The Truth remains that all are worthy of receiving the same grace.  

No matter who I am or what I do, there exists an abundance of air to breathe and clean water to drink. Each twenty-four hours I receive a new opportunity to demonstrate my gratitude and be a source of grace, sharing love and mercy. It may be in seeking to understand, helping someone feel heard, or compassionately discussing a perceived slight.

As you consider the gifts you may give in the days and months ahead, what if you give the gift of grace? Remember to keep yourself on your grace giving gift list too! 

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.