Monday, April 18, 2016
This past Sunday, we spent time exploring the questions: "What does God want from us?" "What do we want from God?" These are questions we could spend a lifetime thinking and talking about because of the countless ways people have answered them over thousands of years.
Regardless of where you are on your journey, we invite you to stop and sit with something this week. It is from the author Brennan Manning who was a complicated, smart, imperfect man who spent his life trying to live in the grace he believed God was offering him. His words strike us as profound and worth sitting with for awhile.
Maybe what he says isn't new for you, but we invite you to sit with it anyway. Because sometimes, what we think we believe or what we say we believe, isn't really what we hold deep within ourselves. Let his words sink in to the darkest corners of your heart. And see what happens if you allow yourself to actually believe what he says.
Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.
(from Abba's Child)