Wise Words for Today

Most of us postpone a decision hoping that Jesus will get weary of waiting and the inner voice of Truth will get laryngitis…..Our indecision creates more problems than it solves. Indecision means we stop growing for an indeterminate length of time; we get stuck. With the paralysis of analysis, the human spirit begins to shrivel. The conscious awareness of the resistance to grace and the refusal to allow God’s love to make us who we really are brings a sense of oppression. Our lives become fragmented, inconsistent, lacking in harmony and out of sync. The worm turns. The felt security of staying in a familiar place vanishes. We are caught between a rock and a hard place. How do we solve this conundrum?…..We don’t. We cannot will ourselves to accept grace. There are no magic words, preset formulas, or esoteric rights of passage. Only Jesus Christ sets us free from indecision. The scriptures offer no other basis for conversion than the personal magnetism of the master.

Brennan Manning

(from The Ragamuffin Gospel)


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