What do we make of grace?—
that mysterious component
of the one we call The One?
And ‘the call of Grace’ that beckons our response?
Does ‘grace’ define forgiveness
or contain something more?
Does ‘grace’ include compassion?
And share equal bill with love?
Perhaps the call of Grace
an invitation hand-delivered so-to-speak
by Holy Spirit messenger
disguised sometimes as heaven’s hound
full cognizant of needed scent
whose Master has but to loose the bonds
that hinder him from leaping forth
to find the trail and once come near
nip at our heels until we turn relenting.
Ann Glover O’Dell
19 September 2016