“To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing our true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try at all is to risk failure.
But risk we must, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The man, the woman, who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.”
This brings to mind the story Jesus told about the wicked, lazy servant who hid his talent rather than investing it for his master (Matthew 25:14-30). What was his sin? He was afraid to take a risk!
What are you risking for the Lord?