The grace of God is a spiritual umbrella once God calls us. It cannot be earned, and without it we cannot negotiate the spiritual aspects of life. We have to come to acknowledge the absolute aspects of God's grace in our lives, and continue to grow in grace, and knowledge and understanding.
Ellis La Ravia most recently served the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.