Brennan Manning — American Author born on April 27, 1934, died on April 12, 2013

Richard Francis Xavier Manning, known as Brennan Manning was an American author, priest, and public speaker. He is best known for his bestselling book The Ragamuffin Gospel... (wikipedia)

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.
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.
Trust is that rare and priceless treasure that wins us the affection of our heavenly Father.
Sin and forgiveness and falling and getting back up and losing the pearl of great price in the couch cushions but then finding it again, and again, and again? Those are the stumbling steps to becoming Real, the only script that's really worth following in this world or the one that's coming.
Childlike surrender and trust, I believe, is the defining spirit of authentic discipleship.

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