Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. – Brennan Manning

It is a great thing to realize that the forgiving grace of God is the deepest, mightiest, most permanent and persistent power in the moral world. Not that we may make it so, but that it is so. It is so…I beg you to realize it, to arrest yourself, to compel yourself to stand still long enough in the hurry of interests, the press of pursuits, and the buzz of things, to take the fact and its meaning in. The greatest, subtlest, final power in the world, which will grow on you as life deepens and matures, is the grace of God. – P.T. Forsyth

The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands. – Martin Luther

We are children, perhaps, at the very moment when we know that it is as children that God loves us – not because we have deserved his love and not in spite of our undeserving; not because we try and not because we recognize the futility of our trying; but simply because he has chosen to love us. We are children because he is our father; and all of our efforts, fruitful and fruitless, to do good, to speak truth, to understand, are the efforts of children who, for all their precocity, are children still in that before we loved him, he loved us, as children, through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Frederick Buechner

Trusting God’s grace means trusting God’s love for us rather than our love for God…Therefore our prayers should consist mainly of rousing our awareness of God’s love for us rather than trying to rouse God’s awareness of our love for him, like the priests of Baal on Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18:26-29) – Peter Kreeft