Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Just a quote from a book i was reading this afternoon:

"My dignity as Abba's child is my most coherent sense of self. When i seek to fashion a self-image from the adulation of other and the inner voice whispers, "You've arrived; you're a player in the kingdom enterprise," there is no truth in that self-concept. When i sink into despondency and the inner voice whispers, "You are not good, a fraud, a hypocrite, and a dilettante," there is no truth in any image shaped from that message. As Gerald May has noted, "It is important to recognize these self-commentaries for the mind tricks they are. They have nothing to do with our real dignity. How we view ourselves at any given moment may have very little to do with who we really are."
- Brennan Manning, Abba's Child

Hmmm, good, truthful thoughts about being God's child. This book is like a wonderful bowl of soup; it certainly warms the inside with truth and fills you up for a long time.