Thursday, August 25, 2005


I am currently reading book called the “Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning.  I had read a previous book by Brennan called “Abba’s Child.”  It also was very powerful. In the first chapter of the “Ragamuffin Gospel,” there is a very powerful excerpt.  I wanted to share it with you.  

“Fyodor Dostoyevsky caught the shock and scandal of the gospel of grace when he wrote: "At the last Judgment Christ will say to us, 'Come, you also! Come, drunkards! Come, weaklings! Come, children of shame!' And he will say to us: 'Vile beings, you who are in the image of the beast and bear his mark, but come all the same, you as well.' And the wise and prudent will say, 'Lord, why do you welcome them?' And he will say: 'If I welcome them, you wise men, if I welcome them, you prudent men, it is because not one of them has ever been judged worthy.' And he will stretch out his arms, and we will fall at his feet, and we will cry out sobbing, and then we will understand all, we will understand the Gospel of grace! Lord, your Kingdom come!"

Click here to read Chapter One.

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