Amazing Grace

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,” we Unitarian Universalists sing again and again. But what are we singing about? Just what is grace, and can it still amaze us? How might it touch our UU lives? Is it even a useful idea in the time of Covid-19 and the violent deaths of our Black brothers and sisters? Let’s look at the idea of grace—a few of its past interpretations and its possible relevance for us today.