As humanity moves into another year of illness, uncertainty, conflict, distress, war, and so much more… LOVE continues to be THE foundational value which makes all the others possible. LOVE is the cornerstone of my theological perspective - kenosis. Finally, keeping my heart open in an increasingly brutal world has become one of the most important aspects of my TheoArtistic Contemplative Ministry.
THUS…Expect more discussion on LOVE from me and others in 2023 - not as a soft concept, but the single most important starting point for improvement in the coming year.
According to CS LEWIS...
“There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be 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. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."
—C. S. Lewis