Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011
To: Roy Williams
I’ve had an ongoing conversation with the Lord in which He has been urging me to stop allowing you to be an influence in my life. I have finally submitted. I’m unsubscribed. So sorry to have troubled you. I will not bother you any more.
I know God well enough that I feel certain he wouldn’t say that I’m a bad influence. Is it possible that God was simply saying that you shouldn’t care quite so much about my Oh-so-human opinion? Is it possible that you’ve been placing too much expectancy where it didn’t belong?
A number of your emails have been passed along to me by my staff during the past several weeks and I wish I had the luxury of responding to them. Sadly, the demands of my clients, my partners and the construction of the Academy make it impossible for me to respond to even 1 percent of the emails that are sent to me each week.
Likewise, I am given 10 times more books each month than I could possibly read if I did nothing but read all day. Each of these friends is disappointed that I did not acknowledge and respond to their gift with a comment about how much I liked it.
This is a hard truth, but it is the truth, nonetheless: I cannot correspond privately with the many hundreds of people who expect me to write back to them.
I’ve always admired your courage, XXX. As a person who is very familiar with your movement, I know that you possess an open-mindedness that is not always associated with members of your fellowship. You are more creative and less judgmental than is typical of XXXXXXXXXXX pastors. This does not make you weak. This does not make you a compromiser. It makes you loving and open, as Jesus was loving and open.
Bless you in His Name.
Roy H. Williams
PS. I neither expect nor encourage a response to this email for the reasons outlined in paragraph four.