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.