Wednesday, May 27, 2009

If you love someone, you can really get hurt ...

Love is a risk. It's a common reality I share with you as I experience loving and trusting people and then really get hurt. C.S. Lewis is right when he writes, "Love anything and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken ... The only place outside of heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all dangers and perturbations of love, is hell." These past months, I've learned to forgive in a deeper way. I've learned to respond in love even if the other continues to break my trust. At the very least, it helps me to also examine where God wants me to grow in my relationship with Him and in my own attitudes and behavior. During these times, I sense so strongly God putting His hand in my hand. Can there be any other better and more loving, healthy place than that?

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