“The gospel hurts our ego terribly I think, because deep down,
I think we all want to earn it.
We want to say, “I did it! Look at how great I did! Look at how awesome I am!”
But the gospel says, “Look at Him! Look at what he did! Look at how awesome He is!”
It’s a great relief and a terrible blow to know that you are excessively loved and celebrated,
and it has absolutely nothing to do with you!
In fact, it never will have anything to do with you,
because this whole thing is about Him.”
– Mike Donehey, Tenth Avenue North (via mygraceglasses)
“Let me break it down for you. Look, this [raising your hands] is not a position of the super spiritual. This is not a position of someone who’s got it all together. This is a position of the weak. This is the position of the needy, of a little kid who needs to be picked up by his daddy.”
– Mike Donehey, Tenth Avenue North (via isaiah53-6)
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