Monday, September 1, 2008

...The Shack

I finally finished reading The Shack. I took me a while, but I did it! I had to go slow cause there's A LOT to think on and and it was a bit scary to read of the tragedy to the protagonist's daughter (cause I have a little girl, similar age and she's my only) Well, I got over that hump, and other humps, and finished reading it. Wow, what an insightful and mind-bending book (in a good way). Definitely worth the read. There's so much you can say about it, but this really stayed with me:

"Sarayu interrupted him. "Mack 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 life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothing will ever be the same again."

Yeah, I think it'a all about the "little" things-- a returned phone call, a blog comment or response : ), a smile, a checking in with someone, a kind word, a glass of water... I think, in the great scheme of things, "little" things must indeed matter the most.

Matthew 25:40
"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

Father, establish these things deep in my heart... I need you so much. Help me rest in You and stop trying to do it all at once. Help me know I don't have to do great things, just abide in You, worshipping You. You will show the way. Thank you for loving me and picking me up, everytime. I get so blind and You are so very kind... so very patient...


Kent said...

Manuela, it is living within the freedom that he has made possible that wonderful things happen....from that space if anything matters, everything matters. The simplest of acts help other move torwards freedom for themselves.

Amy said...

I agree. The Shack is such a beautiful bool. It is just FILLED with love and Truths. When I read it, too, Papa spoke to me through it.

Great excerpts you quoted there.

I'm going to read it again sometime soon. There's just so much in it, it will be interesting what new nuggets I find!

~Amy :)