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Nakedness and Love

To be naked means to be without protection; it is to be unarmed. It requires our surrendering the "weapons" that we usually carry around with us. My credit card, my doctorate, the books I have written -- the whole fortress in which I live -- are all "clothes" that I have to get rid of in order to love.

- Dorothee Soelle, To Work and to Love: A Theology of Creation (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984), p. 136.