I recently had grace explained to me in a very beautiful way and I wanted to share.
God is perfect. God is like the highest rung of a ladder.
We spend our entire lives practicing perfection and trying to be Christ-like. We reach the first rung, the secong rung, and maybe the third rung. Sometimes we go down a rung.
Grace is the space between the rungs that God takes care of by reaching down and taking our hand. Grace is when we do our best and God makes up the difference.