Sunday, March 06, 2016

Unflagging trust

Someone sent me this in reponse to my sermon this morning:

'In the arc of my unremarkable life, wherein the victories have been small and personal, the trials fairly pedestrian, and the failures large enough to deeply wound me and those I love, I have repeated endlessly the pattern of falling down and getting up. Each time I fall, I am propelled to renew my efforts by a blind trust in the forgiveness of my sins from sheer grace, in the aquittal, vindication and justification of my ragged journey based not on any good deeds i have done, the approach taken by the Pharisee  in the temple, but on an unflagging trust in the love of a gracious and merciful God'

Brennan Manning, Ruthless Trust

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