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a love so prodigal

Christmas is the promise that the God who came in history and comes daily in mystery will one day come in glory. God is saying in Jesus that in the end everything will be all right. Nothing can harm you permanently, no suffering is irrevocable, no loss is lasting, no defeat is more transitory, no disappointment is conclusive. Jesus did not deny the reality of suffering, discouragement, disappointment, frustration, and death. He simply stated that the Kingdom of God would conquer all of these horrors, that the Father’s love is so prodigal that no evil could possibly resist it.

—From Reflections for Ragamuffins by Brennan Manning

I cannot love this any more than what I do! BM wrecks me with a lot of his writing, but this offering just explodes in HOPE, FAITH, JOY, and PEACE. Sometimes the gospel is just “too good” to be true for most folks.  Come on Church!  It’s true! Fear not! —MDP

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  1. Shirley
    November 30, 2022 at 11:09 am

    The first sentence says so much…

  2. patrickohurleygmailcom
    November 30, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    Thank you. Thank you for the quote and your comment. A group of mostly retired pastors in discussion the lectionary readings for this 2nd Sunday of Advent danced with hope, past present and future.

  3. December 2, 2022 at 10:18 am

    THIS is the Good News@

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