Digging Deeper

Unearthing the surpassing riches of Christ

The Cost of Avoiding Pain

Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung, 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 around 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 where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.

CS Lewis, The Inspirational Writings of C.S. Lewis (New York: Inspiration Press, 1994), 278.

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April 24, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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