two basic loves

25 04 2008

“there can only be two basic loves,” wrote Augustine, “the love of God unto the forgetfulness of self, or the love of self unto the forgetfulness and denial of God.” the fundamental option arises from the core of our being and incarnates itself in the specific choices of daily existence – either for the shadow self ruled by egocentric desires or for the true self hidden with Christ in God.”

excerpt from Abba’s Child, by Brennan Manning.

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