"It is always true to some extent that we make our images of God. It is even truer that our image of God makes us. Eventually we become like the God we image. One of the most beautiful fruits of knowing the God of Jesus is a compassionate attitude toward ourselves . . . This is why Scripture attaches such importance to knowing God. Healing our image of God heals our image of ourselves."
-Brennan Manning, Lion and Lamb: The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus (as quoted in Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero)
11 years ago
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