Humility is Always Truth

In The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning says,

“Perhaps the real dichotomy in the Christian community today is not between conservatives and liberals… but between the awake and the asleep…. Just as a smart man knows he is stupid, so the awake Christian knows he is a ragamuffin. Although truth is not always humility, humility is always truth.”

Wow. That is good. Unfortunately, I am not.  For it is true: I am worse than I think I am.  But thanks be to God that it is also true that the gospel is much better than I think it is.  So in light of Manning’s dichotomy, I am praying for a great awakening— an awakening in my own soul so that I may be awake to the beauty, wonder, and power of the gospel.

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