Today, I visited with an orthopedic doctor regarding the osteoarthritis in my hips. It seems I no longer have hip joints.
“They are gone,” he said.
How is that possible? Mainly, it is not impossible—this mystery of grace. In baring ourselves to the reality we have, we find resiliency.
As Anne Lamott said, the mystery of grace “meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.” Impossible is never immune to transformation.
It’s mere mystery, unknowable, and it doesn’t matter that it is. Grace moves us to deeds we once thought impossible. The non-essential falls away to the ever essential, the life experience.
To open oneself to the mystery of grace is to discover and re-discover being. We are given only one body, which adapts as it must to one life change after another.
It is the heart that must make the mind bold to life anew, and somehow, it always does. As we are revealed so are we seen. Grace unlocks us.