By Brennan Manning
Many Christians consider damaged and indignant yet do not believe they could show those actual emotions round others—or to God. So we wear a masks to conceal our id. emotions of embarrassment and disgrace make us conceal from the person who really loves us.
Author Brennan Manning encourages you to allow pass of this demanding, unreal impostor way of life and freely settle for your identification as a toddler of God. locate the remaining that you simply lengthy for as you develop in personality and settle for His lordship.
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Hearts are touched; men and women weep unashamedly, then give a standing ovation. But behind the glossy delivery, Carlton’s vacant stare reveals that his words do not inhabit his soul. Stardom has eroded his presence with Jesus. Intimacy with God has faded into the distance. The whispering of the Spirit has been drowned out by deafening applause. Buoyed by success and the roar of the crowd, the Olympic hero moves easily from table to table. He ingratiates himself with everyone—from the waiters to the movie stars.
As a rule, the Christian’s attitude is then reversed; there is no longer any question of love or long-suffering; we say to the brother within us “Raca,” and condemn and rage against ourselves. 16 When we accept the truth of what we really are and surrender it to Jesus Christ, we are enveloped in peace, whether or not we feel ourselves to be at peace. By that I mean the peace that passes understanding is not a subjective sensation of peace; if we are in Christ, we are in peace even when we feel no peace.
4--dc21 2002002129 Printed in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 / 05 04 03 02 FOR A FREE CATALOG OF NAVPRESS BOOKS & BIBLE STUDIES, CALL 1-800-366-7788 (USA) OR 1-416-499-4615 (CANADA) TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface to the New Edition A Word Before 1. Come Out of Hiding 2. The Impostor 3. The Beloved 4. Abba’s Child 5. The Pharisee and the Child 6. Present Risenness 7. The Recovery of Passion 8. Fortitude and Fantasy 9. , mentors and friends, a Christian and a Jew whose wisdom and compassion have linked the two covenants in a deeply human way ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I BEGAN WRITING ABBA’S CHILD WITH ONE PURPOSE IN MIND: TO recover the passion that fired my desire to enter the seminary and seek ordination to the priesthood.
Abba's Child. The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning