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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

because of His goodness

"Since the divine nature is far superior and above our human nature, the command by which we are to love God is distinct from our love of our neighbor. He shows mercy to us because of his own goodness, while we show mercy to one another because of God's goodness."
- St. Augustine, Christian Instruction 33 (cited in Ancient Christian Commentary volume on Luke, p. 181)

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