Weekend Wisdom with: Brennan Manning

While I don’t necessarily agree with all the theological views of Brennan Manning, I do believe his an authentic believer in Christ and in the grace He offers. I love many of his books, and was particularly encouraged by them during my college years. Today’s Weekend Wisdom comes from his book, “The Ragamuffin Gospel”. It spoke to my heart today in so many ways, and I pray it does the same to yours: “When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games…to live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shallow side, I learn who I am and what God’s grace means. As Thomas Merton put it, “A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.” This weekend, whatever the days may hold that you know and do not yet grasp, I pray that you would hold fast to the truth that all is grace. Look for the goodness of God in the seemingly good and the seemingly bad and you will see Him all around you. Happy Friday! Morgan

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