New Evangelizers: The Five Effects of Grace

Stone of Grace by Jeanne Provost (

Stone of Grace by Jeanne Provost (

God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work, (2 Corinthians 9:8).

Grace is powerful, plentiful, essential and effective. Through the gift of faith, we receive this unearned, undeserved gift of God’s love manifested in Christ’s salvation.

We need never fear the Author of Grace who seeks us out with a love that no power on earth can weaken or destroy. Driven by his unconditional love, he pursues a love relationship with us. By his nature he pours out his love. He can’t not love what he created.

That is why he is still alive in the world today and why so many love him.  People still renounce their possessions out of love for him, still surrender everything to him, and still build their daily lives around receiving his life in the sacraments. His pursuit of us makes him a sign of contradiction in our times. Few people are neutral about him. They either intensely love him or hate him. Still he pursues us, pouring out his love, offering the grace of salvation until our last breath.

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Nancy HC Ward is a journalist, author, and speaker who blogs about Catholicism, her conversion, and Christian community at,
 7 websites and 7 magazines. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars, also available on DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.

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3 Responses to New Evangelizers: The Five Effects of Grace

  1. Colleen says:

    Beautiful article. Thank you!

  2. Diane says:

    Absolutely beautiful Nancy! Well summarized and thank you for allowing me to basque in the rays of His grace!

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