Keller is a fantastic thinker and I highly recommend The Prodigal God to everyone. Below are a few of my favorite quotes and a quick though…nothing too in depth. There are other people around for that. :)

“The father is saying…You are not going to earn your way back into the family, I am going to simply take you back.” {pg. 23}

“In the same way, religious people commonly live very moral lives, but their goal is to get leverage over God, to control him, to put him in a position where they think he owes them… . If, like the elder brother, you believe that God ought to bless you and help you because you have worked hard to obey him and be a good person … you are serving as your own Savior.” {pg. 38}

// So often I am the elder brother. Well, I guess in reality in relation to my siblings, but also subconsciously feeling like I am owed something for being “pretty good” (as silly as that sounds) when God owes me absolutely nothing.

“When you realize that the antidote to being bad is not just being good, you are on the brink. If you follow through, it will change everything: how you relate to God, self, others, the world, your work, your sins, your virtue. It’s called the new birth because it’s so radical.” {pg. 78}

I hope these sit with you today, whoever may be reading. Allow grace to envelop you in a whole new way today.