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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Not Cheap...Free

Brennan Manning died a couple weeks ago.

I never really got "into" Manning; found his stuff hard to read (this is not a general criticism, just a personal taste thing)

Some of his writings made me a bit nervous, but quotes like this trumped what I found difficult to swallow:

"My life is a witness to vulgar grace—a grace that amazes as it offends. . . . A grace that hikes up the robe and runs breakneck toward the prodigal reeking of sin and wraps him up and decides to throw a party, no ifs, ands, or buts. . . . 

It’s not cheap. It’s free, and as such will always be a banana peel for the orthodox foot and a fairy tale for the grown-up sensibility."

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