20 May 2009

reflections on love.

So...we have been studying the different characteristics of love throughout the month of May at IJM. The journey has definitely been an eye-opening experience thus far...

Each day as we pick apart 1 Corinthians 13 I have been forced to pause and take a significant look at how I love, how I perceive God as love, and how I choose to accept love.

This morning we meditated on how love believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. We also looked at this quote from C.S. Lewis that has captivated me all day... just wanted to share~

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. 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 your 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 that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.” C.S. Lewis

07 May 2009

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently" ~ today's dove chocolate~