On the Knowledge and Love of God

“A virtuous man may be ignorant, but ignorance is not a virtue. It would be a strange God Who could be loved better by being known less. Love of God is not the same as knowledge of God; love of God is immeasurably more important than knowledge of God; but if a man loves God knowing a little about Him, he should love God more from knowing more about Him: for every new thing know about God is a new reason for loving Him.”

~ F. J. Sheed, Theology and Sanity (New York, NY; Sheed & Ward, 1946), 9-10.

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2 responses to “On the Knowledge and Love of God

  1. …Oh if only We were to “get” it…this God who Desires to be Known by Us…as THE God of Unbounding Mercy…Who so Wonderfully gave us His Son…as an Expresssion of His Love for Mankind…

  2. What does it mean to say God is love in a metaphysical sense? I suspect the answer is more difficult than it might seem.
    You might be interested in the following post:(http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/deciphering-god-is-love/).

    Nice post!

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