Sunday, March 15, 2009

Idolatry Makes Love Impossible

"Idolatry makes love impossible. Perhaps that is why it is the first of all the commandments that God gives to Israel... If we break any of the other commandments, the ones that (literally) get prime time, we have already broken the first one. We have already elevated ourselves and out perceived desires above all else."

(Kathleen Norris, Amazing Grace, page 88)