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But since it is abundantly clear that I don't, and since I have reason to believe, nevertheless, that God is love, I conclude that my conception of love needs correction.-CSLKindness, merely as such, cares ot whether its object becomes good or bad, provided only that it escapes suffering...
If God is Love, He is, by definition, something more than mere kindness.
But God will sour good, and our good is to love Him (with that responsive love proper to creatures) and to love Him we must know Him: and if we know Him, we shall in fact fall on our faces.-CSLWe are biddden to 'put on Christ', to become like God.
That is, whether we like it or not, God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.
Once more, we are embarrassed by the intolerable compliment, by too much love, not too little.-CSLGod gives us what He has, not what He has not: He gives the happiness that there is, not the happiness that is not.
And it appears, from all the records, that though He has often rebuked us and condemned us He has never regarded us with contempt.
He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.-CSLWe are, not metaphorically but in very truth, a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something which He will not be satisfied with until it has a certain character...