Saturday, July 22, 2006

Manning

"When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.

To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I amand what God's grace means. As Thomas Merton put it, 'A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.'"

The Ragamuffin Gospel - Brennan Manning

3 comments:

CJ said...

Aristóteles estaba en lo cierto, el punto es que el descuido nuestra emcocionalidad y nos separ´ño en entidades diferentes e incompatibles, Somos parte del todo, que es superior a la suma de las partes. Dios no cree en odio. Dios solo tiene amor. Un abrazo grande loco de tu primasa de chilitooooooooooo, saludos a la RAqui y ala CEcyyyyyyyyyy

Jose said...

sometimes i smell good and sometimes i smell bad. it's weird.
thank God for the grace he shows this smelly Puerto Rican

Anonymous said...

I Couldnt have found a quote that defines the way I feel most of the time, I love this one though, "I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer."
Leave it to Marquito to always find the way to ones heart and thoughts.
Thanks

Zeus