Hidden Grace…

“Virtue does not have a bell that rings to rouse your curiosity, to make you turn and see him. It is an immaterial gift of God. Why is it called grace? Because it cannot be seen, contained, visualized, or colored. A gift of God. An inexpressible, incomprehensible and most rich miracle. This is why when the Lord walked down the road He looked like the rest of the people even though He is the True God. “He eats and drinks,” they said. He was called a deceiver and possessed. And today if someone speaks about grace, about purification of the inner man he is considered diluted…the idea of taking care of the inside of the cup as the Lord tells us has been completely removed from people’s minds.”
Elder Joseph
~Monastic Wisdom