“My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ
and I have done nothing to earn or deserve it. ..
Define yourself radically as one beloved by God.
This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. ..
How glorious the splendour of a human heart that trusts that it is loved!”
“To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark.
In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God's grace means.”
“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.”
all from Brennan Manning
|English: Jesus Christ - detail from Deesis mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|