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     Brennan Manning, author of The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out (1990, 2000) and several other books, died last Friday just shy of his 79th birthday. His ministry was to those who were down and out, the ‘ragamuffins.’ His gift was describing to them the incredible grace of God. After serving as a marine in Korea, he became a monk– and then he quit that life. He became a priest– and then he left the priesthood. He got married– and then he got divorced. He was an alcoholic– and then he quit drinking; but then he started again; and then he quit again, and then he started again, and finally he quit for good. Manning knew what it was like to struggle with sin, and to fail again and again; and yet, he clung to God’s grace and remained faithful. And out of…

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