Wednesday, July 8, 2009

the furious longing of God

i just finished this book. although, it isn't a book that you really ever "finish", but one that you read again and again and every time that you turn the last page, you find both your mouth and your heart wide open with awe. i'm at a loss for words, so i will use an excerpt:

"The wild, unrestricted love of God is not simply an inspiring idea. When it imposes itself on mind and heart with the stark reality of ontological truth, it determines why and at what time you get up in the morning, how you pass your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, and who you hang with; it affects what breaks your heart, what amazes you and what makes your heart happy. The revolutionary thinking that God loves me as I am and not as I should be requires radical rethinking and profound emotional readjustment."
~ Brennan Manning

(music can be paused at the bottom of the blog to watch video)

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