Today I reflect on one of my favorite authors, Brennan Manning. Through his writings, Brennan reminded me and the world that there is safety in brokenness and grace for the wayward - for everyone of us.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from his writings that I hope will be a blessing to you today.
"My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it." - Brennan Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel) (Tweet This)
"There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples who never wear a false face and do not pretend to be anything but who they are." - Brennan Manning
"How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved!" - Brennan Manning (Tweet This)
"I believe that the real difference in the American church is not between conservatives and liberals, fundamentalists and charismatics, nor between Republicans and Democrats. The real difference is between the aware and the unaware. When somebody is aware of that love-the same love that the Father has for Jesus-that person is just spontaneously grateful. Cries of thankfulness become the dominant characteristic of the interior life, and the byproduct of gratitude is joy. We're not joyful and then become grateful-we're grateful, and that makes us joyful." -Brennan Manning