“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even 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. To love is to be vulnerable.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
This CS Lewis quote was in a book I read recently and it reminded me of an important choice we all must make each day.
I don’t know about you, but this quote reminds me of the importance of stepping out towards love each and every day.
Stepping into vulnerability isn’t easy.
Having a broken heart isn’t fun.
The price we pay for love is high.
But it’s worth it.
And the other options are even worse.
When you read this quote, what does it mean to you?
Whatever it inspires or reminds you to do, do it today. Don’t let the sun go down without having stepped forward towards love.
Make it a great day.