Rightly-Ordered Love

I’ve been thinking about the following passages from Thomas Merton’s No Man Is an Island on rightly-ordered love:

Freedom is perfect when no other love can impede our desire to love God.

All sin is rooted in the failure of love. All sin is a withdrawal of love from God, in order to love something else.

We are created to will what God wills, to know what He knows, to love what He loves. Sin is the will to do what God does not will, to know what He does not know, to love what He does not love.

Merton

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