Lenten Midweek Reading: “A Bright Darkness” by Brennan Manning


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Each Wednesday throughout these forty days of Lent we’re sharing devotional excerpts from recent or forthcoming Eerdmans books. Today’s reading comes from Brennan Manning’s Dear Abba: Morning and Evening Prayer.

We hope you will be challenged and uplifted by this selection — and by each of our 2015 Lenten Midweek Readings

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Dear Abba Dear Abba

Fourth Day — Morning

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”
— Colossians 3:1-4

In my first-ever experience of being loved for nothing I had done or could do, I moved back and forth between mild ecstasy, silent wonder…

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