Monday, January 13, 2014

God's Pardon

"Only God knows how to pardon.  Our clumsy human attempts at forgiveness often create more problems than they solve.  IN condescending fashion we crush and humiliate the sinner with our unbearable largesse.  He may feel forgiven but utterly bereft of reassurance, consolation, and encouragement.  Only God knows how to pardon and put all four together.  The prodigal's father said in effect:  'Hush, child.  I don't need to know where you've been or what you've been up to.'" ~ Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel

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