This week I have been reading a great book entitled, "The ragamuffin gospel," by Brennan Manning, a Korean War veteran and former Franciscan priest.
It's a wonderful read concerning God's grace, that a lot of us believe in God's grace, but only in theory. Somehow we need to get God's grace into our daily lives, or daily routine.
Many see God as a small-minded book-keeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet.
Yet God gives us His grace willingly, no matter what we've done. As Brennan manning says, "we come to him as ragamuffins - dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up. And when we sit at his feet, he smiles upon us, the chosen objects of his "furious love."
However, I digress, for there is a great quote that I want to give to you in his chapter entitled, "Magnificent monotony."
He writes, "In essence, there is only one thing God asks of us - that we be men and women of prayer, people who live close to God, people for whom God is everything and for whom God is enough."
"That is the root of peace. We have that peace when the gracious God is all we seek. When we start seeking something besides Him, we lose it. As Merton said in the last public address before his death, "that is his call to us - simply to be people who are content to live close to him and to renew the kind of life in which the closeness if felt and experienced."
Is God enough? Great question. If everything were taken away from me, my family, our church, my house, car, health, would God be enough?
I would suggest to you that it's not a question that we can answer at one moment and then go on with the rest of our lives. It is a question that NEEDS to be answered on a daily basis. Jesus said, "each day brings enough trouble of it's own."
Each day we must ask ourselves - is God enough?
What's your response today?