Broken Hearts

18 February 2009
Albert Camus once wrote, "'Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.' But I wonder if there's no breaking then there's no healing, and if there's no healing then there's no learning. And if there's no learning then there's no struggle. But the struggle is a part of life. So must all hearts be broken?"

I read this and thought of many different things in my life and my friends' lives. I think it gives an accurate description of life, pain, and growth.

5 comments:

Ezra said...

A great question, and a good observation. That comes right out of that doctrine of evil and temptation being necessary for our testing, for without the choice to choose wrong, we cannot be righteous...

A CROW'S VIEW said...

And those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. I think you are right. Experience is a good teacher. But sometimes I'd prefer to relay on other peoples experiences then my own. But then I guess the lessons I learn aren't really mine. Stop being a stranger. I miss hearing from you.

Michael said...

A broken heart sucks though. So bad.

I wish there was a way to fully learn the lessons without having to experience the broken heart.

kyle said...

"I wish there was a way to fully learn the lessons without having to experience the broken heart."

Yeah, me, too...

All the time...

Bravone said...

I regret that it took breaking my heart to turn to Him who can heal me.