Since God is blessed, omnipotent, sovereign, and creative, there is obviously a sense in which happiness, strength, freedom, and fertility (whether of the mind or body), wherever they appear in human life, constitute likenesses, and in that way proximities, to God. But no none supposes that the possession of these gifts has any necessary connection with our satisfaction. No kind of riches is a passport to the Kingdom of Heaven.
From The Four Loves
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