In The Four Loves C.S. Lewis writes:
There is no safe investment. 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. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is hell.
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this song has been playing on repeat in my head for days.
it’s such a sad song…but these lines are such a great answer to that sadness:
“Doesn’t anybody tell them?
Doesn’t anybody see?
Doesn’t anybody love them
like you love me?
‘Cause that’s all they need.”
LOVE is a great answer, isn’t it?!
saying how much we LOVE.
showing how much we LOVE.
being genuine in LOVE.
being consistent in LOVE.
LOVING like He loves us…”… love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jhn. 13:34-35
LOVING our mates.
LOVING our children.
LOVING those He has given into our care.
LOVING the friends who sometimes endure us because they need us too.
LOVING “‘Cause that’s all they need.”
we grew up in different states
but somehow THE FATHER grew us both.
my man and i have a love that others thought would never go anywhere.
meeting in an unconventional way,
courting rather than “dating”.
my man and i…
he loves me well! he loves me his way!
making me rest when i don’t really want to, but knowing he loves me and i need it.
taking the full irresponsibility of the girls, so i can recoop and get back to happy.
bringing me flowers just because…
not celebrating traditional holidays of “love” because we say it often…A LOT and mean it EVERY.TIME!
being the MAN of this sometimes to small house.
loving me as he takes over the parenting after a long day at work (with mostly women surrounding him there).
accompanying me not just on guitar but in living this life!
“the first time i held his hand i knew i’d marry him.” i say to a group of ladies monday.
they smile and the married ones know…this love that GOD has ordained and blessed.
this love that doesn’t look like everyone else’s…because it’s ours.
tomorrow is valentines day….but today is the day to love each other…and we do it well.
10 years went by like a blink…and i’m aiming for a slower next 50+to come,
loving my hytimecymbaline because HE first loved us both!