Friday, August 20, 2010

Finding Grace

I had to find the right resonance, I had to look for the missing pieces. I was shown, the way "Spirit" shows me things, a sports analogy.
I have never been part of a sports team, so I am unfamiliar with all the protocol, but I bet when a pitcher who was in the starting position is replaced in the eighth inning with a rookie, it stings, no matter what the score.

If you are moved out of starting position because the “manager” decided it would be better for the team, you have to find way to deal, accept and handle the managers choice with, ....grace.

The pitcher knows his worth, but the “manager” interceded for what ever reason, so the pitcher with ego bruised has to find resolve in not being able to make things work. He had to surrender to what was best for the team. He walks off the field in trust of the manager.

That is how God is in my life, my general " manager" who knows better than me.
My manager presented a moment to see my life as a holograph. I took the graceful exit out of playing a game. This was a wise choice.
Sometimes we have to trust the force that can see better for us.
I no longer have to worry about making a wrong turn, making a wrong choice.
I trust my team, it is in the trust of my team that grace is found. I feel it in my bones, or at least for the time being I do.
Webster’s says Grace is the capacity to tolerate, accommodate or forgive people. My team is teaching me how to forgive myself.
This is what is amazing about grace..... how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me, I once was lost by now am found, twas blind but now I see.

Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come;'Tis Grace that
brought me safe thus far.....
and Grace will lead me home.


Jim Boyle said...

Thanks Marla. Loss does not mean you lost the game.

I like this paragraph...especially the last line:

"I trust my team, it is in the trust of my team that grace is found. I feel it in my bones, or at least for the time being I do."

Keep pitching your work to us. Grace will follow.

Marla Frees said...

Thanks Jim. "Pitching" actually runs in the history of my family. Our time here on this earth is just a vacation from eternity, or in sports terms..... it is the beginning of a new season, with the best team ever!

thank you for all your support!

Anonymous said...

Hi Marla,
Thanks for the blog about your mother.
It takes courage to point out out mothers imperfections. Mothers love is supposed to be so pure and unconditional and often it is the opposite.
I know many people who were severely damaged by abuse from their mothers.
I have a lot of resentment about mine. She went to the Mother's School of Guilt, Narcissism, and Passive Aggression.
It took me a long time to figure out how wrong she was. I cringe at Mother's day. Mine is still around at age 91 and I got to a point where i could not send her a card at Mothers day because I felt like a hypocrite.
I wonder what it would be like if you could go to a Hallmark store and pick out a card that really described your mother, instead of the flowery stuff about how wonderful they are.
Also at the eulogy, how about telling the truth?
Wouldn't the world be a better place if we could?
Thanks for what you wrote.