The Unknown Grace

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Our hearts are full of gratefulness for the positive 
That happened to us… the positive we’ve noticed
But how about the positive we were unable to see?
The unknown grace .. the secret and unseen blessing!

In other words, the grace that went unnoticed
To our eyes and mind
Or the positive that was buried
In the dust of our daily busyness!

The daily Examen should also include the unknown grace
That grace unknown to us that saved us from the danger …
The danger to which we weren’t mindful
And the grace that cleared the challenge unbeknownst to us!

Unbeknownst to us, because our minds are too limited 
To envision all the daily graces
And our eyes plagued with too many blindspots 
To spot each blessing coming our way every day. 

And there are undeniably more unknown graces 
In our lives than we could ever imagine or notice
And definitely a plethora of graces
Masked behind so much sorrows much easier to feel. 

 Thank you, Lord, for the unknown graces of each day!

Dodzi Jean-Antoine Amemado is a university scholar. He also works with the Federal Government in Ottawa.

  • graeme quinlan
    Posted at 05:25h, 11 January Reply

    When we leave ourselves open to receive that gift of the Spirit then and only then are we able to truly respond to that word of God that is speaking to us and guiding us through this tangled life that we caught up in. Grace is given to us in abundance [ we need only to won’t and desire to receive it].

  • Friederika Priemer
    Posted at 05:42h, 11 January Reply

    Thank you Dodzi Jean-Antoine Amemado for your post which is definitely a grace for which we should be grateful! Blessings!

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 10:16h, 11 January Reply

    Thank you Dodzi!

  • Philip Shano
    Posted at 17:05h, 11 January Reply

    Thanks so much Dodzi. I’m sorry that we have not been in contact. I trust that you are doing well. I’m always grateful for your posts. Sitting under the trees here is not wise during this cold time.

  • Adelaide MaDonald
    Posted at 15:40h, 12 January Reply

    God looks after us even when we don’t ask

  • Paul Panaretos, S.J.
    Posted at 07:53h, 02 March Reply

    Well expressed, Dodzi!

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