Monday, January 16, 2012

A Little Bit of Mr. Lewis

I heard part of this quote at church yesterday. 

And I haven't stopped thinking about it.

So I'm sharing here. So I can always find it and remind myself of it.
This place where I collect, remember, write and remind.

So this, today:
“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable...... We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as a way in which they should break, so be it. What I know about love and believe about love and giving ones heart began in this.” — C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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