What Happens if we are afraid to Love

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What Happens if we are afraid to Love

“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 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 the 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.”

-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves (New York: Harcourt,1960), 123.