“Going out to another in love means risk – the risks of self-disclosure, rejection, misunderstanding. It means grief, too, from the temporary separations, psychological or physical, to the final separation of death. Whoever insists on personal security and safety as the nonnegotiable conditions of life will not be willing to pay love’s price or find love’s enrichments. Whoever shuts himself or herself up in the cocoon of self- protective defenses, keeping others always at a safe distance and holding on tightly to personal possessions and privacy, will find the price of love far too high and will remain forever a prisoner of fear.”
1. Are you willing to take risks in order to love completely?
2. What fear is holding you back from being able to love?
3. In your life, which is greater, fear or love?