To the self-appalled
Soul Snack 30/12 ... To the self-appalled
Up-end this over your soul,
write this upon your spirit,
embed this within your hard-drive,
drive this into your thinking and
accept this without reserve...
Enjoy this at the start of each day,
seal the end of each day with this,
and then upon your pillow praise the Lord for such frank truth...
God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be.
Brennan Manning has surrounded, enveloped, even canopied his quote above with a life lived by his axiom - it's ok to not be ok!
To the struggler, the survivor and the self-appalled sinner Manning explains that our Lord of the nail pierced hands knows no performance based loved. He loved His assailants from the Cross, He understood their cruel hearts and still He blessed forgiveness.
Jesus' bleeding on the outside was also for your bleeding on the inside.
Jesus' loves you past your failures.
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed. (IS 53:5b)
Today's Soul Snippet:
The measure of Christ in our lives is first love and not learning.