St Augustine on Love

I give you a new commandment: love one another: not as people who pretend to love in order to corrupt one another, nor indeed as people love one another genuinely but in a human way. Rather, they love one another as those who belong to God. All of them are children of the Most High and consequently brethren of his only Son. They share with each other the love with which he leads them to the end that will bring them fulfilment and the true satisfaction of their real desires. For when God is all in all, there is no desire that is unfulfilled.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12520325224585096747 Éstiel

    Hm. No comments on this post. Well, love is called all sorts of things by all sorts of people. Saints, sinners, and shrinks. It could be bond or bondage or neither (liberty from both). Perhaps it’s best to see human love as second principle, rather than first (as people tend to do). No love is really love that hasn’t its source in the first principle, love Himself.


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