2.07.2010

excerpt from the four loves {chap. 2, para. 14, p. 33.}



"need-love cries to God from our poverty; gift-love longs to serve, or even to suffer for, God; appreciative love says: 'we give thanks to thee for thy great glory.' need-love says of a woman 'i cannot live without her'; gift-love longs to give her happiness, comfort, protection -- if possible, wealth; appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all."

~c. s. lewis

8 comments:

S. Etole said...

something beautiful to ponder ...

Toni said...

A beautiful quote, Georgia. Beautiful photo, too. =)

slommler said...

Beautiful words and fabulous photo!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Claire said...

l.o.v.i.n.g the new header...

yes love. it has so many dimensions. i long to explore more of them by giving more of myself to those around me.

Jekisa Jean said...

sigh. :) re-discovering lewis is always such a pleasure.

this is a such a lovely (no pun intended) post, G.

better than any hallmark card could ever convey.

truly.

maccandace said...

So pretty, I love the texture.

spread your wings said...

beautiful in ever way

The Curious Cat said...

It is a wonderful sentiment of pure heart...tis a pity we always need and yearn for more... xxx