Fear & Love II

To be loved
but not known
is comforting,
but superficial.

To be known
and not loved
is our greatest fear.

But to be fully known
and truly loved
is, well, a lot like
being loved by God

It is what we need
more than anything.

It liberates us from pretense,
humbles us out of our self-righteousness,
and fortifies us for any difficulty
life can throw at us.

~ Tim Keller

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