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Steve's Journal for 3/19/2024

Who am I?
Steve's Journal for 3/19/2024
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This is the second installment of "Steve's Journal," a sneak peek into some of my personal thoughts and reflections available to all Friends, Family, Inner Circle, and Above and beyond.

Today's journal entry includes some thoughts on:
* A favorite C.S. Lewis quote
* Still waiting on the Lord...
* Who am I?
* Breaking 4 mph
* A couple of links I've enjoyed recently
* A song that's been on my mind

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A favorite C.S. Lewis quote

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. 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.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves 

I love this quote.

I remember reading it for the first time years ago. I read it. Then I read it again. And again. The image of locking one's heart up in a casket of selfishness, where it becomes dark and lifeless...like the world of Genesis 1:2 before God begins to speak life into all creation.


To love is to be vulnerable. Indeed. But the alternative is far worse, if you ask me.