Do you remember the important question that Tina Turner asked in 1984?...
"Who needs a heart, when a heart can be broken?"
There were some tragic circumstances in Tina's life that led her to that question. And there have been some tragic circumstances in the life of Naomi (whom we have met in our Sunday morning studies in the book of Ruth).
Both seem rather jaded and cynical after getting beaten up by life in this broken-down world.
And they are not the only two people in that boat. In fact, that boat is so overloaded with masses of humanity, it's swamping now & is in imminent danger of being swallowed up.
Tomorrow morning at DPC we'll see how the book of Ruth plans to answer Tina's / Naomi's / your? question.
"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."