Grace scandalizes us

From Fr. Denis’ last homily of the school year:

Grace is a scandal because it confounds our expectations that just beyond the horizon of our imaginations there is a pit and in a moment we are ready to fall into it.

Grace is the voice that speaks to us saying: That death is not for you, that destruction is not your end.

Grace is the arms of God that grasp tightly even as we violently fidget away so that we can fulfill our own imagined destiny.

Grace scandalizes us, because it points out that God wants us more than we can ever imagine wanting ourselves.

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