Internal Dialectics

“The rest of Brennan Manning is a bundle of paradoxes and contradictions.  I believe in God with all my heart.  And in a given day when I see a nine-year-old girl raped and murdered by a sex maniac or a four-year-old boy slaughtered by a drunken driver, I wonder if God even exists.  As I’ve said before, I address Him and I get discouraged.  I love and I hate.  I feel better about feeling good.  I feel guilty if I don’t feel guilty.  I’m wide open, I’m locked in.  I’m trusting and suspicious.  I’m honest and I still play games.  Aristotle said I’m a rational animal.  But I’m not.”

-Brennan Manning, The Furious Longing of God


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