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Divine Grace

There are many definitions for Divine Grace, for instance, Wikipedia defines Divine Grace as a theological term present in many religions. It has been said that it is the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation; and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin coming from a divine origin. Divine Grace in Christianity is the free and unmerited favour of God as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowing of blessings. In Judaism, the Talmud specifically, Divine Grace is designated by the term, the “Attribute of Mercy”, which was said to be one of the attributes that God created the world from. The Hindu devotional states that Divine Grace is the ultimate key required for spiritual self-realization. Through Islam, God Almighty tells us that His Grace, Mercy, and Love are for those who “believe” and do “good works”. Other religions have different meanings as well. It’s easy to see how someone would question what Divine Grace is and how it applies to them.

Well for me, Divine Grace means dancing with the Holy Spirit. Writing is a meditation and is my dance with the universe. My mind clears and my fingers fly over the keyboard. Oftentimes, I don’t know everything I’ve written until after I stop and read it. Usually it’s good, in fact, my writing feels inspired. As I see it, I am Dancing with the Divine.

Another example would be my daughter. I often refer to her as my holy Child of Grace. She is Dancing with the Divine through her healing practices, her compassion, meditations, and spiritual outlook on life. She is beautiful inside and out.

So, if you want to feel Divine Grace within you, “Let go and let God.” When you utilize the gifts given to you, suddenly, the Divine steps in and takes over. You’re guided to dance in a way that you’ve never dreamed of and you will experience God’s Divine Presence in your life.

Being a ministerial student at AFSI, you are taught how to love and connect with all religions. And, you are shown how to flow with Divine Grace. So why not kick up your heels and dance! See how joining AFSI will change your world for the better — because:

~ The Divine Wants to Dance with You! ~

~ Fran Cosentino, AFSI Bursar/Registrar

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