All Is Grace has ratings and reviews. Christopher said: Wow! Brennan Manning’s farewell book really got to me. Through most of the book, I thou. All Is Grace. A Ragamuffin Memoir tones, Maurice England narrates the equally honest and sincere memoir of Father Brennan Manning. Manning (The Ragamuffin Gospel) sums up this reluctant memoir: “I am alive, but it’s been hard.” Weathered and tired, Manning narrates his life.
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Brennan Manning: All Is Grace: God Loves You As You Are
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Refresh and try again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. All Is Grace Quotes Showing of Do you believe that God loves without condition or reservation and loves you this moment as you are and not as you should be. God gface you unconditionally, as you are and not as brace should be, because nobody is as ragamuffun should be. It is the message of grace…A grace that pays the eager beaver who works all day long the same wages as the grinning drunk who shows up at ten till five…A grace that hikes up the robe and runs breakneck toward the prodigal reeking of sin and wraps him up and decides to throw a party no ifs, ands, or buts…This grace is indiscriminate compassion.
It works without asking anything of us…Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try to find something or someone it cannot cover. Grace is enough…Jesus is enough. It works without asking anything of us. It’s free, and as such will always be a banana peel for the Orthodox foot and a fairy tale for the grown-up ratamuffin. Grace is sufficient even though we huff and puff with all our might to try to find something or someone it cannot cover.
All Is Grace Quotes
John, the disciple Jesus loved, ended his first letter with this line: Abba will’s love cannot be comprehended. I’ll say it again: Abba’s love cannot be comprehended.
What was impossible to realize at the time was that I was shooting myself in the head in some strange time warp where the bullet takes many years to finally reach its target. It is by the dim-eyed who showed the path to others but kept losing his way.
It is by the wet-brained who believed if a little wine is good for the stomach, then a lot is great. It is by the liar, tramp, and thief; otherwise known as the priest, speaker, and author.
But I have learned in my life that grace often gestates, like an unborn child. Competition is usually in the air, so the potential for violence is always nearby. It is simply to affirm a grace often realized only in the winter of life. The winter is stark but also comforting.
I am, and have always been, more than the sum of my deeds. If asked whether I have fulfilled my calling as an evangelist, I would alk, “No. It is to witness to a larger truth, again more clearly seen in my later days.
All Is Grace Quotes by Brennan Manning
My calling is, and always has been, to a life filled with family and friends and alcohol and Jesus and Roslyn and notoriously good sinners. If asked whether I am going gently into old age, I would answer, “No.
It mfmoir true that when you are old, you are often led where you would rather not go. In a wisdom that some days I ragqmuffin feels foolish, God has ordained the later days of our lives to look shockingly similar to that of our earliest: I can truthfully say that I have no interest in anything but the love of God which is in Christ Jesus.
If God wants it to, my life will be useful through my word and witness. If He wants it to, my life will bear fruit through my prayers and sacrifices. But the usefulness of my life is His concern, not mine. It would be indecent of me to worry about that.
Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. This vulgar grace is indiscriminate compassion. It was not more rhetoric that Jesus demanded but personal renewal, fidelity to the gospel, and creative conduct. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.