Friday, April 29, 2011
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. ~ C. S. Lewis
I've been thinking about how much strength it takes to truly love people. You know, not to just hug people, smile and say 'I love you,' but to care about them deeply and live for them. The kind of love where you would die for them. As C. S. Lewis has wisely put it, 'to love is to be vulnerable.' You have to open yourself and give yourself completely to them and that makes you susceptible to hurt. It takes courage to love. I think a person who truly loves should be called a Braveheart.
My posts are getting a little few and far between because my job is keeping me so busy. But I really like it (my job) and I shall try to find more time to write. I have Sundays off, which is just lovely! Anyway, just wanted to 'pen' a quick thought that has been drifting around my mind lately.