3900 King Street Alexandria VA 22302 (703)671-8557 firstname.lastname@example.org
On vacation this year I explored my roots. In Wilmore, Kentucky, my family visited the homeplace where my grandmother was born and where she raised her family. I held my granddaughter’s hand as she walked on the stone wall in front, like I love to do. The drug store and the cemetery, both started by my great-grandfather, are still there. I worshipped in the sanctuary where my father was brought as a newborn, and where he answered the call to follow Jesus as a 17-year-old.
This month at Fairlington we are exploring our roots as United Methodists. Unfortunately, we have no trips planned to England! But we begin with one of the key tenets of John Wesley’s theology: God’s grace.
In 18th century English, Wesley describes grace as “God’s bounty or favor; God’s free-undeserved favor.”
Our Book of Discipline defines grace as "The undeserved, unmerited, and loving action of God in human existence through the ever-present Holy Spirit."
It’s all around us and in us. Where do you see grace in your life today?
~Pastor Mary Beth