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  • Religion must use law to empower itself and control the people who they need in order to survive.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • 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.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Anger is the right response to something that is so wrong. But don't let the anger and pain and loss you feel prevent you from forgiving him and removing your hands from around his neck.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • God's voice had been reduced to paper, and even that paper had to be moderated and deciphered by the proper authorities and intellect.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Let me say for now that we knew once the Creation was broken, true fathering would be much more lacking than mothering. Don't misunderstand me, both are needed- but an emphasis on fathering is necessary because of the enormity of its absence
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")


  • Remember, that choosing to stay on the ground is a choice to facilitate a relationship, to honor it. 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... It is not about winning and losing, but about love and respect.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • 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.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Authority, as you usually think of it, is merely the excuse the strong use to make others conform to what they want.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • He was sick of God and God's religion, sick of all the little religious social clubs that didn't seem to make any real difference or affect any real changes.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Responsibilites and expectations are the basis of guilt and shame and judgement, and they provide the essential framework that promotes performance as the basis for identity and value.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Being always transcends appearance-that which only seems to be. Once you begin to know the being behind the very pretty or very ugly face, as determined by your bias, the surface appearances fade away until they simply no longer matter.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • 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.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Living unloved is like clipping a bird's wings and removing its ability to fly.
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")

  • Since there were three of them, maybe this was a Trinity sort of thing. But two women and a man and none of them white?
    (W. Paul Young, "The Shack")


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