Afraid to Love?

Suppose we have offered love, and not just romantic love. We have cared deeply for someone. It really mattered to us that they were happy, and we contributed to that happiness wherever we could. We trusted them with our most cherished thoughts and hopes. But our love has been brutally rejected or betrayed. We have felt literally kicked out, breathless. What happens next?

If we know anything about Christianity and Christian Science, we know, as we catch our breath, that we can't afford to be resentful. But, maybe, do we feel that we will be considerably more careful next time about offering love? Do we figure we won't give quite so freely again because we'd become too vulnerable?

God Never Left Home
November 4, 1972

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