SATURDAY READING: The New Commission of the One Love, by Karl Rahner, SJ

The Value of Sparrows

From The Mystical Way In Everyday Life

The topic [we are discussing here] is the unity of love of neighbor and love of God.  Are these simply two things that stand next to each other, loosely connected through a commandment from God, so that one can only properly love God when the commandment of loving one’s neighbor is equally respected and carried out to the best of one’s ability?  Or is there a closer relationship between the two?

One could assume that God has commanded all kinds of things and that obeying these various commandments is only a test and the concrete fulfillment of what he wants ultimately, namely that people love him, the eternal God, from their very core and with their entire heart and with all their strength.  But that is actually not true.  The love of God and the love of neighbor are in much closer relationship…

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I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog ( explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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2 Responses to SATURDAY READING: The New Commission of the One Love, by Karl Rahner, SJ

  1. A great book 🙂 Thank you for introducing this blog (to me, at least 🙂

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