Saturday, August 5, 2017

"Here's A Question..."

"Here's a question every angry man and woman needs to consider: How long are you going to allow people you don't even like - people who are no longer in your life, maybe even people who aren't even alive anymore - to control your life? How long?"
- Andy Stanley

"That goes for old wounds, too, you know. I really wish we'd had the chance to talk before this," he says, cracking the window so the smoke can escape. "There's a Longfellow quote I have stuck on my bulletin board at the church office - 'There is no grief like the grief that does not speak' - and it's true. I've found that keeping pain inside doesn't give it a chance to heal, but bringing it out into the light, holding it right there in your hands and trusting that you're strong enough to make it through, not hating the pain, not loving it, just seeing it for what it really is can change how you go on from there. Time alone doesn't heal emotional wounds, and you don't want to live the rest of your life bottled up with anger and guilt and bitterness. That's how people self-destruct."
- Laura Wiess

No comments:

Post a Comment