Brennan Manning- The Ragamuffin Gospel

I wish I could cut paste this whole book. There are so many beautiful and needed passages in Brennan Manning’s book ABBA’s CHILD.

“When being is divorced from doing, pious thoughts become an adequate substitute for washing dirty feet.”
Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

I am so thankful I discovered Brennan Manning and his Ragamuffin Gospel in 2013 by way of the Beloved Henri Nouwen.

“When we accept ourselves for what we are, we decrease our hunger for power or the acceptance of others because our self-intimacy reinforces our inner sense of security. We are no longer preoccupied with being powerful or popular. We no longer fear criticism because we accept the reality of our human limitations. Once integrated, we are less often plagued with the desire to please others because simply being true to ourselves brings lasting peace. We are grateful for life and we deeply appreciate and love ourselves.”

Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

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