Loving this book is a cliche, but the book itself so is not. Since reading it for the first time a year and a half ago I've revisited favorite chapters and passages, but this is the first time I've actually dived back in to read straight through. So glad I am: it's just what my heart is needing. All emphases mine...
"Satan's sin becomes the first sin of all humanity: the sin of ingratitude.
Adam and Eve are, simply, painfully, ungrateful for what God gave. Isn't that the catalyst of all my sins?
Our fall was, has always been, and always will be,
that we aren't satisfied in God and what He gives...
the fall: humanity's discontent with all that God freely gives."
"We were lured by the deceptions that there was more to a full life,
there was more to see."
"Living with losses,
I may choose to still say yes.
Choose to say yes to what He freely gives.
Could I live that-
the choice to open the hands
to fully receive
whatever God gives?"