I'm going to give you a little advice. There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.— Chevy Chase
Tremendous Shack Book quotations
Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person's throat.
No matter what God's power may be, the first aspect of God is never that of the absolute Master, the Almighty. It is that of the God who puts himself on our human level and limits himself.
...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.
I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships, so will our healing.
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.
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.
So many believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it.
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.
Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly.
If anything matters, then everything matters.
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.
Love is not the limitation; love is the flying.
Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself - to serve.
Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly.
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.
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.
"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."
It is not the nature of love to force a relationship, but it is the nature of love to open the way.
You cannot produce trust just like you cannot 'do' humility. It either is or is not.
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.
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.
God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellect.
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.
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.
religion is about having the right answers, and some of their answers are right.
.. but i am about the process that takes you to the living answer... it will change you from the inside. there are a lot of smart people who are able to say a lot of right things from their brain because they have been told what the right answers are, but they don't know me at all.