Brennan Manning and Peace

Reading The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, and this book is, simply put, speaking truth into me like crazy. The gospel is one of Grace, our call is to trust, and we are loved deeply by the Lord.

A few words on peace (balm to my anxiety-ridden self):

“In essence, there is only one thing God asks of us–that we be men and women of prayer, people who live close to God, people for whom God is everything and for whom God is enough. That is the root of peace. We have that peace when the gracious God is all we seek. When we start seeking something besides Him, we lose it. As Merton said in the last public address before his death, “That is his call to us–simply to be people who are content to live close to him and to renew the kind of life in which the closeness is felt and experienced.”

Lord, may I be content just to live close to you. May this be the story I share in word and action this summer while in America or abroad in Greece.


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