Quotes & Themes – God’s Love For Us

God’s Love For Us

How amorous the divine Heart is of our love! (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 2, Chapter 8)

When did God’s love for you begin? When He began to be God. When did He begin to be God? Never, for He has always been without beginning and with­out end, and so He has always loved you from all eternity. (Introduction to the Devout Life, Part V, Chapter 14)

If God had not created man He would still indeed have been perfect in goodness, but He would not have been actually merciful, since mercy can only be exer­cised toward the miserable. (Spiritual Conferences, 2)

So gentle is God’s hand in the handling of our hearts! (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 2, Chapter 12)

God never loves a soul more without bestowing upon her more charity, our love toward Him being the proper and special effect of His love toward us. (Treatise on the Love of God, Book 3, Chapter 2)

There is no great spirit except that of God, who is so good that He willingly dwells in our little spirits. (Letters to Persons in Religion, III, 30)

No, no, God is not so terrible to those whom He loves — He is content with little, for He well knows we have not much. (Letters to Persons in Religion, I, 8)

God does not love our imperfections and venial sins, but He loves us much in spite of them. (Letters to Persons in the World, VI, 48)

The sovereign spirit of God is every­where, without whose leave no spirit stirs. (Letters to Persons in Religion, IV, 14)

The world is a great stage on which God displays His many wonders. (The Spirit of St. François de Sales, XIX 3)

God is a hidden God and He likes to be served and worshiped secretly. (The Spirit of St. François de Sales, VII 11)

God works from afar and from close by, and calls the distant to the service of those who serve Him without bringing them near. (Letters to Persons in Religion, IV, 15)

God rejects nothing in which no malice nor ill-will is to be found. (Spiritual Conferences, 20)

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