To love is to be vulnerable.

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I am guilty, possibly, of loving things too much. Somewhere along the way in life, my heart became extremely tender…which is something I never thought would happen.
This doesn’t only apply to my family, boyfriend, friends, and my dog. I cry during “Make a Wish Foundation” commercials. I cry watching people change their lives on “The Biggest Loser.”

Our world often views having a heart as a negative thing. Why? Because that means our hearts can be broken. It means we aren’t strong anymore. We can no longer keep up the facade of “having it all together.”

CS Lewis quotes:

“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 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. To love is to be vulnerable.”

It is easier to do life alone. We can make our own selfish decisions with no other input. We don’t have to worry about having our hearts broken. But if we are striving to be more Christ-like, look at how Jesus loves. He died for us. His heart breaks for everyone: tax collectors, sinners, prostitutes. JESUS WEPT.

Jesus has softened my heart the closer I’ve come to knowing him. He will do the same for you. Don’t be ashamed of loving, caring, and breaking for the world around you. It is worldly to be selfish-but it is godly to love. And to love is to be vulnerable.

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