…and I quote…

Posted: May 4, 2009 in Uncategorized

“The Good News means we can stop lying to ourselves. The sweet sound of amazing grace saves us from the necessity of self-deception. It keeps us from denying that though Christ was victorious, the battle with lust, greed and pride still rages within us. As a sinner who has been redeemed, I can acknowledge that I am often unloving, irritable, angry and resentful with those closest to me. When I go to church I can leave my white hat at home and admit I have failed. God not only loves me as I am, but also knows me as I am. Because of this I don’t need to apply cosmetics to make myself presentable to Him. I can accept ownership of my poverty and powerlessness and neediness.”

Brennan Manning “The Ragamuffin Gospel”

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