The most effective way to refill the ‘grace well’ at the heart of how we may more easily choose the things of God over that of the world is by participating, in what I affectionately refer to as, the “Grace Trifecta”. The secret is simple – immerse yourself in God’s abundant grace through the frequent, it not daily, practice of prayer, sacrament and scripture.
“Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ” St. Jerome
• Choose one scripture verse a month to memorize. Some suggestions from the well-spring of scripture that has blessed and transformed my life:
***Writer's Note: A new post exploring these further will be available on the New Evangelizers website, Friday, January 29th!! I'll be sure to post the link here!!
• Not sure where to start? What about the daily Mass readings? True confession – I was in my thirties before making the scripture/Mass reading connection. Not sure how I missed this important piece of information during my faith formation perhaps my attention deficit or boy-craziness during those formative years is to blame?
• A little App assistance? A few years ago I overhead two faithful friends lamenting on the difficulty to add scripture into their daily prayer life. The conversation (coupled with some quality time in Adoration) sparked an idea currently available for both iOs and Android called – The Words With Jesus App. The simple application provides you a way every day to spend a few moments listening to Jesus in the Gospels.
Bottom line — however you choose to be filled with the overflowing grace of God — be sure to draw from it often and so as to never let you well run dry!
This Post originally appeared on The New Evangelizers, 2015
Copyright 2016, Allison Gingras
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