What does grace do to us? First, grace sanctifies us. It makes us holy and favorable to God. He makes His dwelling in our soul, and we feel His great love. Second, grace strengthens our will. It makes us resist the temptations of sin and enables us to be compassionate, forgiving, and to perform good deeds. Third, it enlightens our minds to discern between good and evil. Fourth, it beautifies our soul. We become beautiful because God is beautiful and He lives in us. Fifth, grace inspires us to pray, to draw closer, and to know God more. It makes us depend, trust, hope, praise, and thank God.
We must also do our best to preserve Sanctifying Grace. We can lose grace when we sin. Sin can weaken and entirely destroy grace. Without Sanctifying Grace, all our good acts are meaningless. This explains the meaning of the words of Jesus, “To the one who has, more will be given; from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away” (Mk 4:25). Three important things to remember: first, we must preserve our sanctifying grace until the end of our life on earth; second, we must recover it immediately if we have lost it by mortal sin; and third, we must seek to grow it with every opportunity we encounter in our lives. Remember that it is a divine gift of love from God for our salvation and that of our neighbor, so do not let His grace go to waste.