Those of us who have had the privilege of loving know that we do notSara Maitland `A big enough God'
look into the eyes of our beloved, of our children, of our friends
and say `What are you for? To what moral edification or theological
revelation can you be put?' We say `I love you' and if the
angles cheer so much more fun for the angels. Now as it happens if we
love we will gain moral edification and theological revelation and
the angels will cheer, but I know that as sure as hell that is not
what loving is for. I do not want God whose love is less generous
than my own pale imitations of it.