There is an exchange of letters between Thomas Merton and D T Suzuki as recorded in "The Hidden Ground of Love" in which Merton compares the experience of grace with zen. In this comparison Merton speaks of "the free gift of God"......"the indeterminateness"....... "Completely spontaneous"......."outside of every law, every right and wrong, everything high or low, everything spiritual or material"...... "this breakthrough of God's freedom"......."so that, contrary to all expectation (things turn out) right side up." Merton ends: - "This is grace, this is salvation, this is Christianity. And, so far as I can see, it is also very much like Zen." Looking back on my own life, I cannot but agree. This contrasts with a Being only seeking the "proper" devotees, those of the "correct grade", while leaving the rest "free to roam". And we shall "be like Him" (or Her)? So I shall now wait for the proper "grade of person" to come along prior to offering a helping hand?