I appreciate Derrida’s notion about a gift. He says it’s one thing to give a gift expecting something in return. That’s the lowest form of gift. A better form of a gift is when you give a gift expecting nothing in return. An even better form of a gift is when you give a gift and the recipient doesn’t even know you gave it to them. But the highest form of a gift is when the giver doesn’t even know it was given.
That sounds like the best definition of grace, doesn’t it? It sounds kind of like, “There’s no need to apologize!” It sounds kind of like, “Forgive you? Of course! I didn’t even think about it!” It sounds kind of like, “I’ve never not loved you!”
Happy Easter my friends!