Justin B. Fung

Tag: the ragamuffin gospel

Thanks, Brennan

(1934-2013) Brennan Manning passed away early on Friday, April 12; he was 79 years old. I am beyond thankful for the life and writings of Brennan Manning. I know he was a flawed and sinful man; everybody did–he never tried to hide it. He was always very transparent with the depth of his failings and, […]

To alive is to be broken

Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel, 64: To be alive is to be broken. And to be broken is to stand in need of grace. Honesty keeps us in touch with our neediness and the truth that we are saved sinners. There is a beautiful transparency to honest disciples who never wear a false face and […]

There is beauty in the world: Yosemite

I’ve been reading again through one of the books that changed my life, Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel. One of his chapters talks about wonder, and he quotes Abraham Joshua Heschel, who said on his deathbed, “Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked […]

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