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 the risk of tragedy, is damnation.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
food for thought
I'm currently reading The Reason for God by Timothy Keller. It's a great book and I wanted to share a quote I read in it the other day. The quote is actually from C.S. Lewis and Keller was using it to demonstrate a point.