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Why I Flee from Love

January 20, 2009


The Rabbit Room just posted my most recent piece I wrote about a friend who recently gave me his guitar and how with that generous gift he also gave me a revelation of what scares us most about the love of God.  You can read it here:

Here’s an excerpt: “…though rejection isn’t any fun, it’s relatively safe and predictable.  We know what to do to defend ourselves against it.

Extravagant love, however, is another matter altogether and is a force so upsetting and unpredictable that it renders us defenseless against it.  We have no idea what to do, it’s chaos to us and it leaves us disarmed and feeling naked.  When it comes to us we feel awkward, uncomfortable, self-conscious, and we don’t know what to do with ourselves.   The well-oiled machine we use to protect ourselves breaks down before extravagant love…”

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