Man is base by comparison with God, and by comparison with God we are all about equally base. It is right for us to love God and to wish we could be holy too. And just as we would try to please a human object of love, so we try to please God, not because we think we will succeed, but because it is fitting to try even so. We want to be worthy of the object of our love, and even if we know we are not and cannot be, we still want to try.
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