Tuesday, August 26, 2008

About Taking the Risk and Loving Someone...

C.S. Lewis has always been one of my favorite authors. I had read this quote by him years ago, and wanted to share it...

"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 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. 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

Love is worth the risk.

2 comments:

remotewatch said...

nice quote

Anonymous said...

I love that quote. It's one of my favorites. I hope things are going well with you and Ben.

Jennifer