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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

We Hurt Because We Love...

"The only mended heart, the only complete heart, the only healthy heart, is the one that's been broken."   -- Peter Kreeft.

I heard this one recent morning on my way to work and thought of the Bee Gees 1975 classic, How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?, where Barry Gibbs sings, "Please help me mend my broken heart and let me live again."

Yet, pain and sorrow are what make us human.  We hurt because we're human.  As the great Author and Philosopher Peter Kreeft points out, a heart that's never been broken, is a heart that has never loved.  And, a heart that's never loved, is a heart that's never lived or experienced a true encounter with God...       

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