“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.” – CS Lewis
CS Lewis is one of my favorite authors. I love the way he is able to take a concept to a deeper, more fundamental level.
I really liked this quote because he takes “love” and does just that.
He reminds us that loving another requires vulnerability and taking some risk.
And he explains how maybe the greatest risk of all is that of taking none.
Some things are worth the risk.
Make it a great day.