The Nature of Love
True love must always be so far selfish as to wish for its own sake to have a return of love. This is legitimate selfishness.
I am, I am He, our Lord says, that will blot out thy iniquities for MY own sake (Isaias xliii).
For His own sake, because He is the fondest of Fathers, and loves His children unspeakably, He forgives us; for His own sake He desires to be remembered by us.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930