“there is no safe investment. to love at all is to be vulnerable. love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be 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 a 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. the alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. the only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”

– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

vulnerable. thats a scary thing to many of us. to be naked, emotionally and spiritually. to just be you, as real as can be, all of your insecurities, all of your bad habits, all of your glory revealed for what it is. imagine yourself COMPLETELY vulnerable with another person, just one. once you get past the horror of it all, dont you find it liberating? can you even imagine anything more appealing?

this was, and is Gods intention for every single one of us. “love your neighbor as yourself”

i come across the word love a lot. i hear it spoken, i read it, i see it. it is said that the world needs more of it. i completely agree. i sometimes wonder, however, how many of us are willing to pay the price necessary to have it.


~ by paparazzipictures on February 4, 2008.

5 Responses to “LOVE”

  1. beautiful quote & sentiment 🙂 to be vulnerable is to be fully exposed, and i want to be as vulnerable as possible. 🙂

    ❤ susan

  2. ouch.
    such true words… yet such hard words.

    i envy your and des ability to be completely vulnerable with one another. such a testimony to your relationship.. as well as your character.

  3. thanks tasha! Yes it is harsh but sooooo true….
    And sooooo worth it. (especially the nakedness 🙂

  4. I need to read the Four Loves. Food for thought.

  5. Thank you for This ….. From Egypt

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