the other day and included a couple new Brennan Manning books. Read through the little parable, The Boy Who Cried Abba already, another classic Manning work. This guy is able to cut through the clutter and talk about God. This passage seemed appropriate for my class this Sunday, When Life Turns Upside Down, using Esther as the Bible passage.
To most I am known as Danger. I make my presence known in water, wind and fire. I am Spirit, without shape, form or face. Those who seek safety try to summon me like a tame lapdog. They crave security instead of growth. They have no tolerance for mystery, certain that they can know everything knowable. The weak-kneed do not love Danger. They are afraid I will call them to become what they are not. They call me Comforter for all the wrong reasons and are surprised when no comfort comes to them.