Loving God, Neighbor, and Self (Augustine)

In several chapters of Book 1 in On Christian Doctrine, Augustine discusses love: love of God, love of neighbor, love of self. I thought Augustine had some helpful reflections on these loves. Here are some selections from these chapters: Seeing, then, that there is no need of a command that every man should love himself… Continue reading Loving God, Neighbor, and Self (Augustine)

Loved So Much! (Bernard of Clairvaux)

Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153) was cited and quoted by Calvin and Luther more than a few times. There's a reason for that! Here's one example found in his treatise, "On Loving God." The quote comes right after Bernard uses various Scriptures to explain the love of God shown in the gospel. What is the… Continue reading Loved So Much! (Bernard of Clairvaux)