The soul is healed by being with children. --Fyodor Dostoyevsky— William P. Young
The most off-limits William P. Young quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat.
Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears.
They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.
...if anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will be the same again.
Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.
Emotions are the colors of the soul.
Grace doesn't depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.
The ability to choose is at the essential core of our grandeur.
Even evil exists because God respects our ability to choose.
Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.
You are free to love without an agenda
Perhaps there is supranatural: reason beyond the normal definitions of fact or data-based logic; something that only makes sense if you can see a bigger picture of reality. Maybe that is where faith fits in.
Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience;
it is all about relationships of love and respect.
You need boundaries... Even in our material creations, boundaries mark the most beautiful of places, between the ocean and the shore, between the mountains and the plains, where the canyon meets the river.
Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.
I don't just want a piece of you and a piece of your life.
Even if you were able, which you are not, to give me the biggest piece, that is not what I want. I want all of you and all of every part of you and your day.
I don't want my kids growing up with the image of God that I had -- Plato's white grandfatherly god -- because that god is not a very good father. When it comes down to it, you can't trust him with your kids.
So many believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it.
Don't forget that in the midst of all your pain and heartache, you are surrounded by beauty, the wonder of creation, art, your music and culture, the sounds of laughter and love, of whispered hopes and celebrations, of new life and transformation, of reconciliation and forgiveness.
The intricacy and the inherent beautiful fragility of the human soul is such that it is uniquely damaged and only God knows how to heal it, and it's going to take time.
I think that most creative fiction involves the transformational process, whether it is Dickens or Dostoyevsky and the writer in some sense is expressing their own journey through such a wilderness.
All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. It's not your job to change them, or to convince them. You are free to love without an agenda.
I don't need to punish people for sin.
Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It's not my purpose to punish it; it's my joy to cure it.
I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.
Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly.
Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside.
Forgiveness does not create a relationship.
Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.
And when you learn, over the course of your life, that it's not about pleasing God, it's about learning how to trust God. That's a huge watershed, because trust is a whole different ballgame than appeasement or pleasing.
Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly.
If anything matters, then everything matters.
Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself - to serve.
Love is not the limitation; love is the flying.
It is not the nature of love to force a relationship, but it is the nature of love to open the way.
God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellect.
You are a beautiful mess, you are the melody.
The arrival of the unforeseen reveals the depths of one's heart.
Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique.
That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.
You don't play a game or color a picture with a child to show your superiority.
Rather, you choose to limit yourself so as to facilitate and honor that relationship.
You cannot produce trust just like you cannot 'do' humility. It either is or is not.
You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely. And then one day you will pray for his wholeness and give him over to me so that my love will burn from his life every vestige of corruption.
Mack was getting frustrated. He spoke louder, 'But, don't I have a right to...' To complete a sentence without being interrupted? Not in reality. But as long as you think you do, you will surely get ticked off when someone cuts you off, even if it is God.
...humans are not defined by their limitations, but by the intentions that I have for them; not by what they seem to be, but by everything it means to be created in my image.
Does that mean," asked Mack, "that all roads will lead to you?" "Not at all," smiled Jesus..."Most roads don't lead anywhere. What it does mean is that I will travel any road to find you.
I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.
"Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly".
.. "And if left unresolved you can almost forget that you were ever created to fly in the first place."
Love always leaves a significant mark.
Jesus?" he whispered as his voice choked "I feel so lost" A hand reached out and squeezed his, and didn't let go. "I know Mack. But it's not true. I am with you and I'm not lost. I'm sorry it feels that way, but hear me clearly. You are not lost.
Why do children love to hide and seek? Ask any person who has a passion to explore and discover and create. The choice to hide so many wonders from you is an act of love that is a gift inside the process of life.
But, enough of that for now. Let’s get lost again in the starry night.
when I live in you, then together we can live through everything that happens to you.
So no, I’m not too big on religion.
..and not very fond of politics or economics either...And why should I be? They are the man-created trinity of terrors that ravages the earth and deceives those I care about. What mental turmoil and anxiety does any human face that is not related to one of those three?