"We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable."
On Loving God is first a touching description of God's love for us as a unmistakably demonstrated in the death of his Son. Second, it is a call for us to joyfully respond to God like the child who runs to and embraces her father whose love is sure. As St. Bernard writes, "They love all the more, because they know themselves to be loved so exceedingly."
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- For over an hour you are...
For over an hour you are sent back to the 11th Century as you hear the thoughts and perceptions of a Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, a man who was made a saint a mere 21 years after his death and Doctor of the Church by 1830.
Bernard pulls no punches, but what a soothing theology he brings us. It turns out, that God loves us more than we could possibly imagine.
John Polhamus does it again with an amazing clear and precise reading of the text. You can almost feel the sun set and the breeze blow against your face as he reads the words.
On Loving God shows that today's TV preachers have nothing to offer when compared to an intellecual monk who seems to give his opinion on things. A dazzling display of thought and theology.