Divine self-centeredness

Here’s a mind-bender for you:

“[God] always aims at himself because he cannot rest in anything other than himself. Inasmuch as he himself is the absolutely good and perfect one, he may not love anything else except with a view to himself. He may not and cannot be content with less than absolute perfection. When he loves others, he loves himself in them; his own virtues, works, and gifts. For the same reason he also is blessed in himself as the sum of all goodness, of all perfection.” (Bavinck, p. 2.211)

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