Am I blind to grace?

As I read “The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning, I was struck by these quotes today – and how they illustrate the theme of my blog and what I want my life to be about: rediscovering the glory hidden around me, the glory unveiled to those with eyes to see. Like my children! I have much to learn from them already.

We get so preoccupied with ourselves, the words we speak, the plans and projects we conceive, that we become immune to the glory of creation. … Our world is saturated with grace, and the lurking presence of God is revealed not only in spirit but in matter…

So join me in looking for glimpses of this glory today. And share your findings in a comment if you can.

3 thoughts on “Am I blind to grace?

  1. Hi Heather,
    I also read a quote from Brennan Manning tonight in Philip Yancey’s “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” Speaking of the “beloved” apostle John, Manning said, “If John were to be asked, ‘What is your primary identity in life?’ he would not reply, “I am a disciple, an apostle, an evangelist, an author of one of the four Gospels,’ but rather, ‘I am the one Jesus loves.'”

    It was reading this book that made me
    wonder tonight what grace I may be overlooking, which lead me to your blog. I think one of my favorite things about Jesus is how many creative ways in which He has shown me that He loves me. I am the one that Jesus loves 🙂
    Kristin

    “Remember, merciful Jesu, that I am the cause

    su,

  2. Hi Heather,
    I also read a quote from Brennan Manning tonight in Philip Yancey’s “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” Speaking of the “beloved” apostle John, Manning said, “If John were to be asked, ‘What is your primary identity in life?’ he would not reply, “I am a disciple, an apostle, an evangelist, an author of one of the four Gospels,’ but rather, ‘I am the one Jesus loves.'”

    It was reading this book that made me
    wonder tonight what grace I may be overlooking, which lead me to your blog. I think one of my favorite things about Jesus is how many creative ways in which He has shown me that He loves me. I am the one that Jesus loves 🙂
    Kristin

    “Remember, merciful Jesu, that I am the cause of your journey” -Mozart’s Requiem

  3. Thanks for sharing, Kristin. What a beautiful reminder of the our true identity in Christ – not what we do, but that we are loved by God. He does show us grace and love in so many creative ways!

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