Sunday, 23 October 2016
SUNDAY SEWING AND...
...thinking about this quote from Brennan Manning's book ABBA'S CHILD.
"...And there have been times...
when the felt presence of God was more real to me
than the chair I am sitting on;
when the Word ricocheted like broken-backed
lightning in every corner of my soul;
when a storm of desire carried me to places I had
And there have been other times...
when I identified with the words of Mae West: "I
used to be Snow White - but I drifted";
when the Word was as stale as old ice cream and
as bland as tame sausage;
when the fire in my belly flickered and died;
when I mistook dried-up enthusiasm for gray-haired
when I dismissed youthful idealism as mere
when I preferred cheap slivers of glass to the pearl
of great price.
If you relate to any of these experiences, you might want to browse through this book and pause to reclaim your core identity as Abba's Child."