Sunday, March 15, 2009

ubi caritas est vera

C.S. Lewis wrote in his amazing book, The Four Loves:

"St. John's saying that God is love has long been balanced in my mind against the remark of a modern author (M. Denis de Rougemont) that "love ceases to be a demon only when he ceases to be a god"; which of course can be re-stated in the form "begins to be a demon the moment he begins to be a god." This balance seems to me an indispensable safeguard. If we ignore it the truth that God is love may slyly come to mean for us the converse, that love is God."

All I can add is that I think the same could be said of a great many things; convenience, for example.

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