Work and working hard is valued in society. In contrast, sitting around and being lazy is not something to brag about. That is why gifts are a difficult concept for many. A large group of society has a hard time accepting gifts without expecting strings attached. And that is why grace is so difficult to understand and even harder to accept sometimes. Grace requires nothing of us but our acceptance as it is.
Lord, help me to accept grace and not ruin it by attempting to earn it.