Grace is defined in Christianity as the free and unmerited favor or beneficence of God. Free, ah yes I can appreciate that, and unmerited, yep I resemble that. Funny it did take me a long time to appreciate the word when I heard it used more frequently when I moved from Roman Catholic to ELCA Protestant.
This week's daily song blog is going to look at blessings, and with Grace I needed to go to one of my favorite folk / country songwriters, Pierce Pettis. Pierce is also a Christian and is not shy to use it in his songs. In state of Grace he takes on growing up Christian in his home state of Alabama where the tension of racism is also real.