ALL THREE CAN BE SUMMED UP IN ONE PHRASE LOVE-DIVINE
Love is a gift from God to man, obedience is a gift from master to man, and surrender is a gift from man to master. The one who loves, desires to do the will of the beloved, and seeks union with the beloved. Obedience performs the will of the beloved and seeks the pleasure of the beloved. Surrender resigns to the will of the beloved and seeks nothing.
One who loves is the lover of the beloved. One who obeys is the beloved of the beloved. One who surrenders all body, mind and all else has no existence other than that of the beloved, who alone exists in him. Therefore greater than love is obedience, and greater than obedience is surrender. And yet, as words, all three can be summed up in one phrase love-divine.
LISTEN, HUMANITY, ed. D. E. Stevens, p. 17
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