Alive in Jesus

"Living out of the center enables us to blend for a moment into a greater background than our own fears, to merely be still and to know that God is God.

It means that I don't figure out, I don't analyze. I simply lose myself in the experience of being alive, of being in a community of believers, simply knowing that it's good to be there, even if I don't know where "there" is or why it's good.

An inner stillness assures me that it is enough right now to be centered, to be in Christ Jesus and that gratefulness is both the heart of living and the heart of prayer."

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters.
Psalm 23:2

Brennan Manning, "Reflections for Ragamuffins", page 263