Before I leave the Shack to go back to Velvet Elvis I think I’ll share a couple quotes that I liked. Both of them are spoken by “God.”
“Nobody knows what horrors I have saved the world from ‘cuz people can’t see what never happened. All evil flows from independence, and independence is your choice. If I were simply to revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning. This world is not a playground where I keep all my children from evil… If I take away the consequences of people’s choices, I destroy the possibility of love. Love that is forced is no love at all.”
The trouble with priorities [like God first, family second, etc…] is that “If you put God at the top, what does that really mean and how much is enough? How much time do you have to give me before you can go on about the rest of your day, the part that interests you so much more? You see, Mackenzie, I don’t just want 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 every part of you and your day.”
That last one especially struck me as very well put.