Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
This is great explanation of grace. Granted it, it does sound bit churchy for many people. If that isn’t church enough try this wonderful explanation: Unmerited favor. Now I do love this simple explanation that encapsulates or encloses (yes I learned a new word) the amazing concept of what grace is in two words. It’s crazy because trying to explain grace seemed harder than I had imagined when I am asked to explain the meaning. Folks sometimes don’t grasp the whole idea. And while unmerited favor seems simple enough, even the church folk who hear these two-word definition could not comprehend what it meant.
All Grace really is receiving a gift we don’t deserve.