"I have chosen you." That is the way the grace of God begins.
If we would be His, it is He who must make the way.
We love because He first loved us. We receive His grace, a gift freely given and wholly undeserved, because He chose to give it.
If we would be His, daily, moment by moment, in His power, we lay down our desperate grip on ourselves and make way for Him to create in us.
Our Lord's making of a disciple is a miracle, a blessing, a grace-gift. He does not build on any natural capacity at all. He does not ask us to do that which comes easily to us; He asks us to do the things we are perfectly fitted to do by His grace ♥
(OC with a touch of Q)