five on Friday….

“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.”
Brennan ManningThe Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

1 Congratulate don’t nitpick: its criticism, that so easily swamps us!
2 albeit a conservative lens:- the legacy of longstanding pastoral ministry.
10 things every Christian should know about Islam.
4 this new LST voice says, ‘It’s in our speaking?!’ I’m dont agree – for me its in the living, words are too cheap a currency.
5 things that kill a churches creativity. Enough said.

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