A couple of quotes from C.S. Lewis on love.
“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 an 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
“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” ~ C. S. Lewis
Oh the joys and perils of loving someone, because sit could possibly mean you could get hurt. I am only now just learning this and my desperate need to allow myself to love people. Even if it means I might get hurt. But there will still be boundaries, if only to make sure I am not completely destroyed. I have to say I love C.S. Lewis’ wisdom about love, what a beautiful thing to think that even if you can be hurt by the one you love yet in some ways that love can also draw you closer.
Have a blessed day!