Is your heart tender? Is it tender towards God’s Word? Is it tender towards your family and friends? Is it tender towards your dog when it makes a mess all over the floor? Being tender is so important. Living in a culture where respect and naiveté are looked down upon, you have to strive even more towards tenderness. When we watch movies and tv shows where people are dying constantly it’s harder for us to understand the value of human life. Is your heart tender towards God? Are you open for reproof? Are you willing to let your friends hurt you. Because that’s what love does. Love opens its heart and allows itself to be hurt. Otherwise, your heart will become hard and crusty.
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” ~ C.S. Lewis