By grace 

Nothing is as uplifting as the deed done truly 

and freely and for others 

with their gracious acceptance. 

And this, truly, is also humbling, 

as it reminds me that

none of this is as great 

as what was done for me 

way back when, once 

and for all. 

And so today, I’m glad 

that I could offer some of mine 

and be accepted by yours 

and give thanks to the One 

who only ever loved us 

first.