Saturday, November 12, 2011

Would you let Jesus be who he is?

Suppose for a moment that in a flash of insight you discovered that all your motives for ministry were essentially ego-centric, or suppose that last night you got drunk and committed adultery, or suppose that you failed ot respond to a cry for help and the person committed suicide. What would you do? Would guilt, self-condemnation, and self-hatred consume you, or would you jump into the water and swim a hundred yards at breakneck speed toward Jesus (Jn 21.7)? Haunted by feelings of unworthiness, would you allow the darkness to overcome you or would you let Jesus be who He is – a Savior of boundless compassion and infinite patience, a Lover who keeps no score of our wrongs? (128-129)
From Brennan Manning's Abba's Child. HT: Matt Tebbe. You should really read the whole post. Really.

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