Tilted Halos

Here are some great thoughts from Brennan Manning from The Ragamuffin Gospel:
The blood of the Lamb points to the truth of grace: what we cannot do for ourselves, God has done for us.
He knows repentance is not what we do in order to earn forgiveness; it is what we do because we have been forgiven. It serves as an expression of gratitude rather than an effort to earn forgiveness. Thus the sequence of forgiveness and then repentance, rather than repentance and then forgiveness, is crucial for understanding the gospel of grace.
The foremost characteristic of living by grace is trust in the redeeming work of Christ. 
The Father is not justice and the Son love. The Father is justice and love; the Son is love and justice.
Jesus brings good news about the Father, not bad news.
the poor is spirit perceive that religion experience and mystical highs are not the goal of authentic prayer, rather the goal is communion with God.
It is only through grace that any of us could dare to hope that we could become more like Christ. 


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