❝ 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.
The Four Loves - C.S. Lewis (via brandonkcurtis)
currently reading — it’s a good one.
❝ If a living relationship with God could come by rule keeping [or formulas], then Christ died unnecessarily.
— Galatians 2:21b MSG (via favoredgrace)
❝ Worry implies that we don’t quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what’s happening in our lives. Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control.
— Francis Chan (via favoredgrace)
I Can’t Make You Love Me - Bon Iver
I do not want to hold so tightly to what I think should happen that I miss what the Author of Life is trying to do for me. (at Harvard Yard)
I needed this song. <3
❝ …but where sin abounded, grace abounded all the more,
— Romans 5:20 (via forest-veins)