the bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt-out.
the bent and the bruised who feel that their lives are a grave disappointment to God.
the sorely burdened who are still shifting the heavy suitcase from one hand to the other.
the wobbly and weak-kneed who know they don't have it altogether and are too proud to accept the handout of God's amazing grace.
the inconsistent, unsteady disciples whose cheese is falling off their cracker.
the poor, weak, sinful men and women with hereditary faults and limited talents.
the earthen vessels who shuffle along on feet of clay.
the smart people who know they are stupid and honest disciples who admit they are scalawags.
The deepest awareness of ourselves is that we are deeply loved by Jesus Christ and have done nothing to earn it or deserve it. God, we are Your beloved ragamuffins.