Pertubations of Love

9 01 2009

“The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.” — C.S. Lewis

I read this post “Safe from love and hurt” and it immediately captured my attention. What are we to do in the face of love?

When we live protecting our heart from love and hurt we quickly create our own little Hell on earth. We live in it and try to distract ourselves with a million other things just not to feel the empty spot that love should occupy.

“I believe that the most lawless and inordinate loves are less contrary to God’s will than a self-invited and self-protective lovelessness…” C.S. Lewis

By not allowing love into our life we reject the possibility to be transformed by the actions and self-giving sacrifices love entails. Most of all we prevent true joy and happiness to enter into our life.


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11 01 2009
James A Woods

Love is dangerous, but so is getting out of bed in the morning. A life lived in fear of being hurt is no life at all.

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