The God We Love

Now, whoever wants to hold on to God,
loves all things in the One which is One and all;
and the One in all, because all is in the One;
and whoever loves something else,
other than in the One,
and not for the sake of the One,
does not love God;
for whoever loves something else that is not God,
loves it more than God.
But whoever loves something else more than God,
or equally with God,
does not love God;
for God must be and will be loved alone,
and in truth nothing ought to be loved but God alone.
And when the true Light
and the true divine Love
dwell in a person,
that person loves nothing else but God alone.
For he loves God as the Good,
and for the sake of the Good,
and all Goods as One,
and One as all.
For truly,
all is One and One is all in God. 

Source: Theologia Germanica
Source of this version: Freely modified from Prayers of the Middle Ages, edited by J. Manning Potts, 1954.

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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