Friday, June 15, 2012


“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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Bigger Truth

It's true. 
Earth groans with the weight
Of horrifying twistedness.

But, already, 
The untwisting redemption
Has sprouted and grown. 

Even the darkest dark
Burnishes the brilliance
Of all else:

The good, the wholesome,
The honest, peaceful,
Safe, and loving.