I am currently reading John Kleinig’s excellent book, Grace Upon Grace: Spirituality for Today. I’m not going to go into too much detail, but I will say that his notion of what he calls “receptive spirituality” really resonates. One of the great gifts of Lutheranism is the understanding that grace is pure gift. Not that profound, I know. But it never, ever gets old. For those of us to run on fumes and wonder how the day actually happens, grace is all it’s about. Kleinig gets this, and puts this into practice when it comes to the Christian life. I’ll try and post a few more thoughts from him along the way.