I’m fairly sure that C.S. Lewis is my favorite writer/theologian of all time. God has used his work to teach and shape me more than I even realize. Here is a great quote from him:
“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 careful 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.”
Thanks to my friend Sean for sharing this with me.
I can’t wait to go see Prince Caspian. On a side note, if you’ve ever been frustrated trying to find the symbolism in the Narnia tales, I would encourage you to read this incredible article about the imagination of Lewis.