October 4, 2020

My reflection today continues from Fresh Bread:
“CS Lewis understands well this vulnerability of Jesus when he writes: ‘To love at all is to be vulnerable.’ Lewis cautions that the only way of being sure we will not be hurt or wounded is to give our heart to no one and never to be vulnerable. If we do this, then we lock our heart up in a tomb of selfishness where it will eventually become ‘unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.‘ He encourages us to look at Jesus and to draw near to God, ‘not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armor’ (C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves).”
How true! When we love we are vulnerable. If we don’t love then we remain in total isolation.
Love is respecting and honoring another person.
During this month, there are so many causes to remember but October is also dedicated to Domestic Violence Awareness.
Let us pray that all those being abused have the courage to reach out and get help. 203-238-1501 or 888-774-2900