Manning on Monday morning

A couple of quotations from Brennan Manning – some food for reflection on Monday morning.

If John were to be asked, ‘What is your primary identity, your most coherent sense of yourself?’ he would not reply, ‘I am a disciple, an apostle, an evangelist,’ but ‘I am the one Jesus loves.’

And…

What establishes preeminence in the Christian community is not office, title, or territory, not the charismatic gifts of tongues, healing, or inspired preaching, but only our response to Jesus’ question, ‘Do you love me?’

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