Letter: Grace happens

Published: 06-11-2024 11:53 AM

While numerous things can go wrong in the course of a human life, typically it’s a complex journey of grace-happening events.

From a religious view, God doesn’t make trash. Rather, God is both the source and 24/7 presence of all that is, including human beings. According to the scientific evolution story, Earth formed 4 1/2 billion years ago. In the process, grace happened because it’s the Goldilocks planet – just the right distance from the sun to be the oasis for life.

Then, within each life form, the DNA possesses the intelligence, or know-how, to develop various plants and animals. The life force, being a tinkerer, is always trying to make functional improvements.

Thus contrary to our culture’s noisy negative focus on “stuff’ happening, thankfully, grace quietly keeps happening.

Mike Beebe