Friday Benediction: Unpersuasive Travel Agents

Friday, April 25, 2014

I'm reading The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning, and my pencil is giving off sparks with all the underlining. One of my favorite passages so far:

We must never allow the authority of books, institutions, or leaders to replace the authority of knowing Jesus Christ personally and directly. When the religious views of others interpose between us and the primary experience of Jesus as the Christ, we become unconvicted and unpersuasive travel agents handing out brochures to places we have never visited.

Ah, that last phrase! I love it. 

May we, instead, be seasoned passport-stamped travelers, passionately inviting others on the journey. 


Happy Weekend, Friends. 


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