45 Motivational Brennan Manning Quotes For Success In Life

Richard Francis Xavier Manning, known as Brennan Manning was an American author, laicized priest, and public speaker. He is best known for his bestselling book The Ragamuffin Gospel. This Brennan Manning quotes on education, leadership will motivate you.

Best Brennan Manning Quotes

  1. “Jesus comes not for the super-spiritual but for the wobbly and the weak-kneed who know they don’t have it all together, and who are not too proud to accept the handout of amazing grace.” ~ Brennan Manning
  2. “I have a word for you. I know your whole life story. I know every skeleton in your closet. I know every moment of sin, shame, dishonesty, and degraded love that has darkened your past. Right now I know your shallow faith, your feeble prayer life, your inconsistent discipleship. And my word is this: I dare you to trust that I love you just as you are, and not as you should be. Because you’re never going to be as you should be.” ~ Brennan Manning
  3. “Do you believe that the God of Jesus loves you beyond worthiness and unworthiness, beyond fidelity and infidelity—that he loves you in the morning sun and in the evening rain—that he loves you when your intellect denies it, your emotions refuse it, your whole being rejected it. Do you believe that God loves without condition or reservation and loves you this moment as you are and not as you should be.” ~ Brennan Manning
  4. “You will trust God to the degree you know you are loved by Him.” ~ Brennan Manning

  5. “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” ~ Brennan Manning
  6. “Our culture says that ruthless competition is the key to success. Jesus says that ruthless compassion is the purpose of our journey.” ~ Brennan Manning
  7. “God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be because nobody is as they should be.” ~ Brennan Manning
  8. “Be daring enough to be different,
    humble enough to make mistakes,
    wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love,
    real enough to make others see how phony you are.” ~ Brennan Manning
  9. “To be alive is to be broken; to be broken is to stand in need of grace.” ~ Brennan Manning
  10. “If in our hearts we really don’t believe that God loves us as we are, if we are still tainted by the lie that we can do something to make God love us more, we are rejecting the message of the cross.” ~ Brennan Manning
  11. “The gospel will persuade no one unless it has so convicted us that we are transformed by it.” ~ Brennan Manning

  12. “Justification by grace through faith’ is the theologian’s learned phrase for what Chesterton once called ‘the furious love of G-d.’ He is not moody or capricious; He knows no seasons of change. He has a single relentless stance toward us: He loves us. He is the only G-d man who has ever heard of who loves sinners. False gods- the gods of human manufacturing- despise sinners, but the Father of (Yeshua) loves all, no matter what they do.” ~ Brennan Manning Quotes
  13. “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion. God’s love for you and his choice of you constitute your worth. Accept that, and let it become the most important thing in your life.” ~ Brennan Manning
  14. “Lord, when I feel that what I’m doing is insignificant and unimportant, help me to remember that everything I do is significant and important in your eyes, because you love me and you put me here, and no one else can do what I am doing in exactly the way I do it.” ~ Brennan Manning
  15. “In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” ~ Brennan Manning

  16. “What makes authentic disciples are not visions, ecstasies, biblical mastery of chapter and verse or spectacular success in the ministry, but a capacity for faithfulness. Buffeted by the fickle winds of failure, battered by their own unruly emotions, and bruised by rejection and ridicule, authentic disciples may have stumbled and frequently fallen, endured lapses and relapses, gotten handcuffed to the fleshpots and wandered into a far county. Yet, they kept coming back to Jesus.” ~ Brennan Manning
  17. “God not only loves me as I am but also knows me as I am. Because of this, I don’t need to apply spiritual cosmetics to make myself presentable to Him. I can accept ownership of my poverty and powerlessness and neediness.” ~ Brennan Manning
  18. “Leadership in the church is not entrusted to successful fundraisers, brilliant biblical scholars, administrative geniuses, or spellbinding preachers…but to those who have been laid waste by a consuming passion for Christ – passionate men and women for whom privilege and power are trivial compared to knowing and loving Jesus.” ~ Brennan Manning
  19. “Jesus reveals a God who does not demand but who gives; who does not oppress but who raises up; who does not wound but who heals; who does not condemn but forgives.” ~ Brennan Manning
  20. “The story goes that a public sinner was excommunicated and forbidden entry to the church. He took his woes to God. ‘They won’t let me in, Lord, because I am a sinner.’ ‘What are you complaining about?’ said God. ‘They won’t let Me in either.” ~ Brennan Manning
  21. “The only kind of love that helps anyone grow is unconditional love.” ~ Brennan Manning

  22. “This is the God of the gospel of grace. A God who, out of love for us, sent the only Son He ever had wrapped in our skin. He learned how to walk, stumbled and fell, cried for His milk, sweated blood in the night, was lashed with a whip and showered with spit, was fixed to a cross, and died whispering forgiveness on us all.” ~ Brennan Manning
  23. “When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.” ~ Brennan Manning
  24. “The confessing church of American Ragamuffins needs to join Magdalene and Peter in witnessing that Christianity is not primarily a moral code but a grace-laden mystery; it is not essentially a philosophy of love but a love affair; it is not keeping rules with clenched fists but receiving a gift with open hands.” ~ Brennan Manning Quotes
  25. “How glorious the splendor of a human heart that trusts that it is loved!” ~ Brennan Manning

  26. “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.” ~ Brennan Manning
  27. “I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a teacup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God.” ~ Brennan Manning
  28. “May all your expectations be frustrated, may all your plans be thwarted, may all your desires be withered into nothingness, that you may experience the powerlessness and poverty of a child and sing and dance in the love of God who is the Father, Son, and Spirit.” ~ Brennan Manning
  29. “We must go out into a desert of some kind (your backyard will do) and come into a personal experience of the awesome love of God.” ~ Brennan Manning
  30. “Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” ~ Brennan Manning
  31. “And Grace calls out, ‘You are not just a disillusioned old man who may die soon, a middle-aged woman stuck in a job and desperately wanting to get out, a young person feeling the fire in the belly begin to grow cold. You may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken or potbellied. Death, panic, depression, and disillusionment may be near you. But you are not just that. You are accepted.’ Never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that you really are accepted.” ~ Brennan Manning
  32. “The secret of the mystery is: God is always greater. No matter how great we think Him to be, His love is always greater.” ~ Brennan Manning

  33. “The way of trust is a movement into obscurity, into the undefined, into ambiguity, not into some predetermined, clearly delineated plan for the future. The next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of God acting in the desert of the present moment. The reality of naked trust is the life of the pilgrim who leaves what is nailed down, obvious, and secure, and walks into the unknown without any rational explanation to justify the decision or guarantee the future. Why? Because God has signaled the movement and offered it his presence and his promise.” ~ Brennan Manning Quotes
  34. “The saved sinner is prostrate in adoration, lost in wonder and praise. He knows repentance is not what we do in order to earn forgiveness; it is what we do because we have been forgiven. It serves as an expression of gratitude rather than an effort to earn forgiveness. Thus the sequence of forgiveness and then repentance, rather than repentance and then forgiveness, is crucial for understanding the gospel of grace.” ~ Brennan Manning
  35. “Christianity doesn’t deny the reality of suffering and evil… Our hope… is not based on the idea that we are going to be free of pain and suffering. Rather, it is based on the conviction that we will triumph over suffering.” ~ Brennan Manning
  36. “The anything-goes passiveness of the religious and political Left is matched by the preachy moralism of the religious and political Right. The person who uncritically embraces any party line is guilty of an idolatrous surrender of her core identity as Abba’s Child. Neither liberal fairy dust nor conservative hardball addresses our ragged human dignity.” ~ Brennan Manning
  37. “A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.” ~ Brennan Manning

  38. “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” ~ Brennan Manning
  39. “I believe that the real difference in the American church is not between conservatives and liberals, fundamentalists and charismatics, nor between Republicans and Democrats. The real difference is between the aware and the unaware.” ~ Brennan Manning
  40. “The Christ within who is our hope of glory is not a matter of theological debate or philosophical speculation. He is not a hobby, a part-time project, a good theme for a book, or a last resort when all human effort fails. He is our life, the most real fact about us. He is the power and wisdom of God dwelling within us.” ~ Brennan Manning
  41. “That which is denied cannot be healed.” ~ Brennan Manning

  42. “My trust in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I’m sick or in good health, whether I’m in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.” ~ Brennan Manning
  43. “To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side, and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” ~ Brennan Manning
  44. “We are made for Christ, and nothing less will ever satisfy us.” ~ Brennan Manning
  45. “The outstretched arms of Jesus exclude no one, not the drunk in the doorway, the panhandler on the street, gays and lesbians in their isolation, the most selfish and ungrateful in their cocoons, the most unjust of employers and the most overweening of snobs. The love of Christ embraces all without exception.” ~ Brennan Manning

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