Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Leave therefore the streams

"God is goodness itself, in whom all goodness is involved. If therefore we love other things for the goodness which we see in them, why do we not love God, in whom is all goodness? All other things are but sparks of that fire, and drops of that sea. Seest thou any good in the creature; remember there is much more in the Creator. Leave therefore the streams, and go to the well-head of comfort."

Richard Sibbes, Works, V:282.