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quotes from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat- Up, and Burnt Out: ‘My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by. The Ragamuffin Gospel is a book about the essence of Christianity by former Franciscan priest Brennan Manning. Manning argues that Jesus’ gospel was one . For more than 15 years, Manning’s bestseller The Ragamuffin Gospel has reminded us that Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he.

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This article about a book on the Catholic Church is a stub. What Jesus did was sufficient.

The Ragamuffin Gospel Quotes

This is the joy of the gospel. It is an act of faith in the grace of God.

You may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken or potbellied. A popular quote from the book: He extends a second invitation to accept His Father’s love. Time alone with God reveals the unfathomable depths of the poverty of the spirit.

As Thomas Merton put it, “A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God. We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. On one hand we proclaim the love and anguish, the pain and joy that goes into brennn a single child.


Most people understand imagery and symbol better than doctrine and dogma. The moment you think you understand is the moment raggamuffin do not understand. I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a teacup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable tje of God.

Manning argues that Jesus’ gospel was one of grace, and that efforts to earn salvation are impossibly misguided. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.

You tell others about Me – your words are glib. When Jesus said, manningg to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way.

The Ragamuffin Gospel Quotes by Brennan Manning

We proclaim how precious each life is to God and should be to us. We are experiencing technical difficulties. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

We picture God hanging His head in disappointment, tallying our successes and failures on a score sheet. Buffeted by the fickle mannibg of failure, battered by their own unruly emotions, and bruised by rejection and ridicule, authentic disciples may have stumbled and frequently fallen, endured lapses and relapses, gotten handcuffed to the fleshpots and wandered into a mannimg county. I shall see the woman who had an abortion and is haunted by guilt and remorse but did the best she could faced with grueling alternatives; the businessman besieged with debt who sold his integrity in a series of desperate transactions; the insecure clergyman addicted to being liked, who never challenged his people from the pulpit and longed for unconditional love; the sexually abused teen molested by his father and now selling his body on the street, who, as he falls asleep each night after his last ‘trick’, whispers the name of the unknown God he learned about in Sunday school.


The 50 Best, MOST Profound Quotes From The Ragamuffin Gospel

Jesus has journeyed to the far reaches of loneliness. Gospwl all we can do is pretend to believe we have been forgiven. So why does our spirituality often start with ourselves, not with God? We miss the experience of awe, reverence, and wonder.

The legalists can never live up to the expectations they project on God. We see our darkness as a prized possession because it drives us into the heart of God.

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Images touch hearts and awaken imaginations. Refresh and try again. If you reject the ragamuffin gospel and turn your back on Christianity, do so because you find the answers of Jesus incredible, blasphemous, or hopelessly hopeful.