A Comment on the Love of God

“Instead of an easy concession, the Divine forgiveness makes a heroic demand upon our courage. For that forgiveness is not the easy passing of a sponge over a slate. It is a stern and painful process: it means the re-ordering of the soul’s disordered love, setting right what is wrong, washing it from wickedness and cleansing it from sin.”


– Evelyn Underhill, An Anthology on the Love of God from writings of Evelyn Underhill, p. 186