16 August 2011
The lives of those fully engaged in the human struggle will be riddled with bullet holes. Whatever happened in the life of Jesus is in some way going to happen to us. Wounds are necessary. The soul has to be wounded as well as the body. To think that the natural and proper state is to be without wounds is an illusion. Those who wear bulletproof vests to protect themselves from failure, shipwreck, and heartbreak will never know what love is.
More Brennan Manning wisdom can be found at Ragamuffin Ramblings.
Brennan Manning and Thomas Moore are part of my essential reading list. I highly recommend their work.