on the smallness of our love for god

It is probably impossible to love any human being simply ‘too much’. We may love him too much in proportion to our love for God; but it is the smallness of our love of God, not the greatness of our love for the man, that constitutes the inordinacy.

– C.S. Lewis in The Four Loves

C.S. Lewis, getting me again with his top notch observations on life and faith.

Oh heart of mine, please recognize the smallness of your love of God, and your propensity to fill the void with others, with projects, with material things, with relationships, with work. Awake, my soul, to the wonder of God, Father, Giver of true life. Understand the vastness of love, the ink-draining parchment-sky poetry, which is demanded by the vastness and the goodness of this God. Awake and bless the Lord, oh my soul.

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