24 October 2009

Where Love Resides

"...though agape comes from God, it resides in our free will as human beings. Its home is not the body or the feelings, or even the intellect...it is not the intellect that loves, any more than it is the light in the operating room that performs the surgery.

Agape...is essentially an act of choosing, an act of free will.... God is not just the being or force...but a willer with a will... The most intimate and central act of I is willing."

  • Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You, page 62