“The Savior’s gift of grace to us is not necessarily limited in time to ‘after’ all we can do. We may receive his grace before, during and after the time when we expend our own efforts”

 

Bruce C. Hafen

“We pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. Go ahead and fail. But fail with wit, fail with grace, fail with style. A mediocre failure is as insufferable as a mediocre success.”

Bruce Barton

“The greater perfection a soul aspires after, the more dependent it is upon Divine Grace.”

Brother Lawrence

“O my God, since thou art with me, and i must now, in obedience to thy commands, apply my mind to these outward things, i beseech thee to grant me the grace to continue in thy presence; and to this end do thou prosper me with thy assistance, receive all my works, and possess all my affections.” (Bro. Lawrence implored His grace and offered to Him all his actions).”

Brother Lawrence

“We can do little things for God; I turn the cake that is frying on the pan for love of him, and that done, if there is nothing else to call me, I prostrate myself in worship before him, who has given me grace to work; afterwards I rise happier than a king.”

Brother Lawrence

“My God, since you are with me and since, by Your will, I must occupy myself with external things, please grant me the grace to remain with You, in Your presence. Work with me, so that my work might be the very best. Receive as an offering of love both my work and all my affections.”

Brother Lawrence

“The Church has little idea how unorthodox it is at any given moment. If a church can’t yet be perfectly orthodox, it can, with the Holy Spirit’s help and by the grace of God, be perpetually reformable.”

 

Brian D. McLaren

“Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try and find something or someone that it cannot cover. Grace is enough…”

Brennan Manning

“By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood, nor lived.”

Brennan Manning

“Nevertheless, the central affirmation of the Reformation stands: through no merit of ours, but by his mercy, WE HAVE BEEN RESTORED to a right relationship with God through the life, death, and resurrection of his beloved Son. This is the Good News, the gospel of Grace”

Brennan Manning

“The Good News of the gospel of grace cries out: We are all, equally, privileged but unentitled beggars at the door of God’s mercy!”

Brennan Manning

“When we wallow in guilt, remorse, and shame over real or imagined sins of the past, we are disdaining God’s gift of grace.”

Brennan Manning

“Our huffing and puffing to impress God, our scrambling for brownie points, our thrashing about trying to fix ourselves while hiding our pettiness and wallowing in guilt are nauseating to God and are a flat denial of the gospel of grace.”

Brennan Manning

“Justification by grace through faith’ is the theologian’s learned phrase for what Chesterton once called ‘the furious love of G-d.’ He is not moody or capricious; He knows no seasons of change. He has a single relentless stance toward us: He loves us. He is the only G-d man has ever heard of who loves sinners. False gods- the gods of human manufacturing- despise sinners, but the Father of (Yeshua) loves all, no matter what they do.”

Brennan Manning

“The confessing church of American Ragamuffins needs to join Magdalene and Peter in witnessing that Christianity is not primarily a moral code but a grace-laden mystery; it is not essentially a philosophy of love but a love affair; it is not keeping rules with clenched fists but receiving a gift with open hands.”

Brennan Manning

“Jesus comes not for the super-spiritual but for the wobbly and the weak-kneed who know they don’t have it all together, and who are not too proud to accept the handout of amazing grace.”

Brennan Manning

“To be alive is tobe broken; to be broken is to stand in need of grace.”

Brennan Manning

“My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.”

Brennan Manning

“Some people are desperate because they don’t know how to ask for His grace.”

 

Bree Despain

“You’re a mean old man, Your Grace.” “And that is the way it should be.” Roial informed. “Mean young men are trivial, and kindly old men boring. Here, let me get us something to drink.”

Brandon Sanderson