How can . . . grace be experienced? In many ways. We can experience grace through other people, through plants and animals, through the elemental powers of the Earth, and through the wonders of the stars and galaxies. We can experience it through inner dreams, fervent prayers, inner silence, and ecstatic visions. We can experience it through trials and tribulations that we bear with courage, and through joys and pleasures that we enjoy with gratitude. We can experience it through faith, hope, and love; and through a recognition that we are loved by God even in our sinfulness. Last but not least, we can experience grace through the promising possibilities offered to our hearts and imaginations, our "wings."

Jay McDaniel, With Roots and Wings