beloved

My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it


Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.

While the impostor draws his identity from past achievements and the adulation of others, the true self claims identity in its belovedness. We encounter God in the ordinariness of life: not in the search for spiritual highs and extraordinary, mystical experiences but in our simple presence in life.

-Brennan Manning (Abba's Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging)

(Recollections #6 of 36)
(Recollections are based on this song by Sara Groves)

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