Listened to a great podcast today on Divine Grace.
Greek root: Charis.
Meanings: Favor, fellowship, communion, thanksgiving.
Four Senses of Grace
- Benevolence: God loves us with benevolence.
- Gift: His benevolence compels him to give us gifts of his love
- Thanksgiving: Receiving his gifts, we become thankful, grateful, gracious.
- This Graciousness: makes us more worthy of his gifts.
Eucharist: Eu=well, Charis= favor, thanks. Eucharist: giving good thanks.
I have come that they may have life more abundantly.
Grace: Life Everlasting. Life: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit brought into our soul.
Participating (Sharers) in the Divine nature.
2nd Peter, 1:4
This is the gift if we accept it.