Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday is for Words (& sometimes pictures): brennan manning

In this week meditating on the upside-down revelation of the true Messiah, I'm reminded of a book excerpt that I wrote into a prayer book for my family:

Jesus, You took the widow of Nain's face in Your hands and whispered, "Shhh - I know."  You wiped the tears from her eyes with Your thumbs, and then said, "Don't cry."  Jesus, You are the human face of God and at this moment -- and every  moment -- my family is being seen with the same gaze of infinite tenderness. Because our hearts are enveloped in the tenderness of God, please allow us to pass that tenderness around indiscriminately, making no distinction between the worthy and unworthy."  (Brennan Manning, The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus)
Praying together the last time my family was all together in one place.
Saying goodbye to Alex, January 2011.
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