Unpacking the Word Grace

 ◊  Saint Romuald, pray for us

I need to unpack the meaning of the words of one sentence from this post:

[G]race is the Holy Spirit Himself acting in our lives.

Grace is not an object, not something that is collected or possessed, not an add-on, not I-It. It is not analogous to a magic spell from God that suddenly helps you see the right thing to do. Grace is a relationship with a subject, a Person, with Reality, I-Thou (and I am the thou to God’s I Am). What I might label as grace is a recognizing of this relationship, an awareness of being open to God and to that moment of Reality.

The choice is always there, to accept or not. Holy Spirit, help me never to say “no” to You. (I have been told that this is a dangerous prayer.)