“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” George MacDonald
We can love someone flawed. To truly love someone we actually need to see and understand their flaws, and still we love them.
But a five-year-old with a chainsaw? Not smart.
Trusting an addict? Not smart.
We love the child or the addict, but to trust them would be naïve. Foolish. Dangerous.
Love is unconditional, trust is earned and must be maintained through vigilance.