Commentary on the Gospel of

Bible Diary - CMF


In a great classing called On Loving God, St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote:  “You wish to hear from me why and how god ought to be loved.  I answer:  the cause of loving God is God.  The way to love God is without measure…  For two reasons I say that God is to be loved for God’s sake.  No one can be more justly loved, or with greater benefit.  Indeed, when it is asked why god ought to be loved, the question has two possible meanings.  We may wonder which is the real question:  whether god is to be loved because of deserving it or because it is for our good to do so.  I give the same answer to both:  there seems to me no good reason to love God which does not lie precisely in God.”


write comment
Please enter the letters as they are shown in the image above.