There Is An Order To Love

Oct 25, 2020

Love both sums up all of God’s commandments and gives us the motivation to obey those commandments.   But only when we love rightly.  All the sins of all the people in all the world are the result of loving wrongly.  Augustine described sin as “disordered love”.  Or said another way, we sin, we break God’s commandments, when our loves are out of order.  He noted that for our loves to be in proper order we should not… Love what it is wrong to love. Fail to love what should be loved. Love too much what should be loved less. Love too little what should be loved more. You see, there is an order to love.  We are to love God above people.  Love people above things.  And love things in such a way that they help us to better love God and love people.

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