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Sunday, 3 February 2013

143/365 - To be Vulnerable (C.S. Lewis)


“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)


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