And no, I’m not talking about the television show. Although, when I was contemplating this question I have, which I’m about to ask, the thought of the show solidified in my mind, and I got a nice chuckle, because it actually made sense why the show was called “Will AND Grace”.
I need help in understanding how our free will and grace cooperate. I’ve been reading a lot of threads here, and trying to study up on the (my) Catholic faith, and I still don’t quite have a perfect grasp of this concept, and may never have.
If we have free will, we can choose to, for every action, or non-action, decide what we do, with near infinite possibilities. Those actions are our sole responsibility. So how then is it that we can do nothing (good) without grace? If grace were the sole source of action, then how do we still have free will? I sort of understand that we are given grace and then we can choose to cooperate with it. But I still have a difficult time rectifying the two. I in some sense feel that the grace in some way negates the will.
My intention is to really just get a clear picture of how the two work together. In no way am I intending to not believe in either of these things or God’s awesomeness, or to commit some sort of apostasy.