In celebration of Valentine’s Day and in response to the Biblical command to “pursue love.” (1 Corinthians 14:1) Here are a handful of quotes on love I have been pondering lately.
It is impossible to love deeply without sacrifice.Elisabeth Elliot
Love is never wasted, for its value does not rest on reciprocity.C.S. Lewis
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.C.S. Lewis
Much-Afraid shrank back. ‘I am afraid,’ she said. ‘I have been told that if you really love someone you give that loved one the power to hurt and pain you in a way nothing else can.’ ’That is true,’ agreed the Shepherd. ’To love does mean to put yourself into the power of the loved one and to become very vulnerable to pain, and you are very Much-Afraid of pain, are you not?’ She nodded miserably and then said shamefacedly, ‘Yes, very much afraid of it.’ ‘But it is so happy to love said the Shepherd quietly. It is happy to love even if you are not loved in return. There is pain too, certainly, but Love does not think that very significant.Hannah Hurnard (Hinds Feet On High Places)
If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.C.S. Lewis
God allows us to feel the frailty of human love so we’ll appreciate the strength of His.C.S. Lewis
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