• Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion

    Brennan Manning
  • In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others

    Brennan Manning
  • The temptation of the age is to look good without being good

    Brennan Manning
  • The story goes that a public sinner was excommunicated and forbidden entry to the church. He took his woes to God. 'They won't let me in, Lord, because I am a sinner.''What are you complaining about?' said God. 'They won't let Me in either

    Brennan Manning
  • Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others

    Brennan Manning
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