Speaking of who needs it

January 31, 2013 — 4 Comments

[The gospel is] for the bedraggled, beat-up and burnt-out.

It is for the sorely burdened who are still shifting the heavy suitcase from one hand to the other.

It is for the wobbly and weak-kneed who know they don’t have it all together and are too proud to accept the hand-out of amazing grace.

It is for inconsistent, unsteady disciples whose cheese is falling off their cracker.

It is for poor, weak, sinful men and women with hereditary faults and limited talents.

It is for earthen vessels who shuffle along on feet of clay.

It is for the bent and the bruised who feel that their lives are a grave disappointment to God.

It is for smart people who know they are stupid and honest disciples who admit they are scalawags.

Brennan Manning

As you read this list, which description resonates the best with you?

4 responses to Speaking of who needs it


    I love this passage and shared it on my facebook wall today – thanks :-)


    Thank you Annie, I bought the Abba’s Child book by Brennan Manning cuz I loved your post so much….it is awesome!!! God bless you beautiful


      I haven’t read that book yet. I like the way Manning is centered on the grace of Jesus which is something I constantly need to be reminded of. I too easily slip into religious performance!

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