That is grace, a gift from God. In that moment, I found my reason to stand in the front of that classroom. I did not do anything that made Jake say that, so it had to be completely in God’s hands.
But how can we have any grace in our lives if we don’t have faith? The Catechism tells us that “grace is favor, free and undeserved help” and “participation in the life of God.” (CCC 1996-7) We don’t collect grace like spare change waiting to be cashed in; God gives it to us out of His unbounded love. We certainly don’t deserve any special grace from God, but that is what we celebrate during Easter. Christ’s victory over death is the greatest gift God has given us, and it points to one virtue- love. Despite every flaw that we have, God’s love for us has no end. That is grace, and that is love.
Wow! Grace truly is amazing!