Wednesday, September 08, 2010

God Is Good

Luke Ford writes:

In his 2000 lecture on Exodus 33, Dennis Prager says: I’ve always been intoxicated, not with love, but with goodness.

God tells Moses that his goodness will pass before his eyes, not his love.

What is the difference between goodness and love?

Love is more emotion. Goodness is more action.

If you say Joe loves a lot of people, you mostly think that Joe loves a lot of people, but if you say Joe is a good person, you immediately assume Joe does a lot of good.

There are spouses who beat their spouse and who love the person they beat. You might say, he loves her! He’s sick and he beats her.

That’s easily said. You would never say he’s a good spouse. It’s possible to love and to not do what is good. It is possible to do what is good and to not love.