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Douglas J. Moo on Love & the Law

“For Jesus, it is not a question of the ‘priority of love over law’ but of the priority of love within the law. Love is the greatest commandment, but it is not the only one; and the validity and applicability of other commandments can not be decided by appeal to its paramount demand.”

— Douglas J. Moo, “Jesus and the Authority of the Mosaic Law” in the February 1984 issue of Journal for the Study of the New Testament, p. 11

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Donald Miller on Happiness

“…the times in my life when I have been most happy haven’t been the times when I’ve had the most money or the most freedom or the most anything, but rather when I’ve been in love or in community or right with people.”

— Donald Miller, Searching for God Knows What, chapter 1

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June 27, 2007 · 7:13 pm

Donald Miller on Romance

“I think our society puts too much pressure on romantic love, and that is why so many romances fail. Romance can’t possibly carry all that we want it to.”

— Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz, chapter 14

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June 27, 2007 · 6:37 pm

St. Paul on Love

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it his not arrogant or rude. It idoes not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, eendures all things. Love never ends.”

— 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, ESV

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June 27, 2007 · 5:27 pm

Prince Andrey Bolkonsky on Love

“I should have never have believed it, if any one had told me I could love like this… It is utterly different from the feeling I once had. The whole world is split into two halves for me: one–she, and there all is happiness, hope, and light; the other half–all where she is not, there all is dejection and darkness…”

— Prince Andrey Bolkonsky in Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace, part 6, chapter 22

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June 27, 2007 · 5:23 pm

Horace Slughorn on the Power of Love

“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.”

— Horace Slughorn in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, chapter 9

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June 27, 2007 · 5:04 pm