“If there when Grace dances, I should dance.”

Edward Mendelson, editor, “Whitsunday in Kirchstetten,” W. H. Auden: Collected Poems, page 745.

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2 thoughts on “When Grace dances”

  1. anonymous says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuX7pzQRI_k

    David danced before the LORD with all his might! 2 Sam 6:14a

  2. Tara McIlrath says:

    So many times I ‘feel’ like dancing. Brought up in the ballet I can appreciate the flow of my body through space while letting the music guide my dancing. However, today, I don’t ‘feel’ like dancing at all. I don’t feel grace. The house is a mess, the kids misbehaved, I communicated poorly with my hard-working husband. What is grace? Why dance? At moments like these, with tears in my eyes, I remember the REAL Jesus. That’s all I can think about now. I am so tired… physically and of feeling like a failure. So my tired mind just goes to the word Jesus. The REAL Jesus. As I say His name over and over and I think about His life, what He said and what He has done. Then I know Grace. and obediently, I dance.

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