In Tragedy, Trust Allows Us to Still Get Comfort from God — A Quote by Brennan Manning in “Ruthless Trust”

“‘My experience of God has taught me that whatever He does must of necessity be good. Thus, everything that I receive from his loving hand or whatever He permits me to receive from the hands of others — be it prosperity or adversity, sweet or bitter — I accept with joy and see it as a sign of his favor… I have learned that the will of God is the love of God. And by the outpouring of His grace, I have so merged my will with His that whatever He wills, I will too. Therefore, I have always been happy.’”

— Brennan Manning, “Ruthless Trust”, pp 162-163, quoting John Tauler, a 14th century mystic, who was told this by a ragamuffin who God sent to teach him about perfection

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