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To Love Is To Be Vulnerable

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This is my commandment, that you love one another.

John 15:12

Think with me. I’ve always wondered how a Loving God, who commands people to love, will throw people to hell if they didn’t love. Doesn’t that sound crazy? I thought He was teaching us to love? So how can He just toss the poor learners to the eternal oven? Then I read this powerful meditation by C.S. Lewis.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping intact, you must give your heart to no one … 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 only place outside heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers … of love is Hell.”

So that’s why He commands us to love! We bring ourselves to Hell if we don’t!



Written by MattAndJojang

September 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm

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  1. Hey, I found your blog in a new directory of blogs. I dont know how your blog came up, must have been a typo, anyway cool blog, I bookmarked you. 🙂


    October 1, 2009 at 8:51 am

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