To be alive is to be broken.
And to be broken is to stand in need of grace.
Honesty keeps us in touch with our neediness
and the truth that we are saved sinners.
There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples
who never wear a false face and
do not pretend to be anything but who they are.
~ Excerpted from The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
Only those who are real – warts and all – get to experience the depth of God’s limitless grace.
© Richard Alvey and iLife Journey, 2012. All rights reserved.