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“The ancient spiritual tradition is that God gives himself fully to us in silence and solitude.”

Brennan Manning

“When being is divorced from doing, pious thoughts become an adequate substitute for washing dirty feet.”

Brennan Manning

“A trusting heart is forgiven and, in turn, forgives.”

Brennan Manning

“I you think you’ve done it, then you’re wrong. Because you’re not finished until you have achieved everything that you never thought you could.”

Brennan Manning

“Too many Christians are living in a house of fear and not in the house of love.”

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“The loss of transcendence has left in its wake the flotsam of distrustful, cynical Christians, angry at a capricious God, and the jetsam of smug bibilolatrists who claim to know precisely what God is thinking and exactly what he plans to do.”

Brennan Manning

“God is a kooky God who can scarcely bear to be without us.”

Brennan Manning

“False gods – the gods of human understanding – despise sinners, but the Father of Jesus loves all, no matter what they do. But of course this is almost too incredible for us to accept.”

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“The first step in faith is to stop thinking about God at the time of prayer.-“

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“The life of Jesus suggests that to be like Abba is to show compassion.”

Brennan Manning

“* Recognize that God is with you. * Acknowledge God knows what He’s doing. * Search for God’s will: the path He desires you to take in life. * Consider what God did for you when He sent Jesus to die on the cross (forgiveness and righteousness)”

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“Only reckless confidence in a Source greater than ourselves can empower us to forgive the woulds inflicted by others.”

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“All I have learned through trial and error is to stay alert and aware, especially God smiling @ our silliness.”

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“One of my realizations in such an earthy atmosphere was that many of the burning theological issues in the church were neither burning nor theological.”

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“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…”

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“God loves us as we are…not as we ought to be. because we are never going to be as we ought to be.” –Brennan Manning”

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“Without exposure to potential failure, there is no risk.”

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“Craving clarity, we attempt to eliminate the risk of trusting God.”

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“A man doesn’t grow old because he has lived a certain number of years. A man grows old when he deserts his ideal. The years may wrinkle his skin, but deserting his ideal wrinkles his soul.”

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

Brennan Manning