The second centre of divine love is the Church—Christ also loved the Church.
And at once this question rises in the mind, why should the Church be singled out like that? Well, when you read the story of the prodigal, you feel that the father always loved that son. When he was far away rioting with the harlots, the father was yearning for him night and day. But only when that prodigal came home could the pent-up love be poured upon the child—and the Church is the bit of the world that has come home. (From Morrison’s Daily devotions, packaged with e-Sword)
[Tidied up 16:44 22nd November 2008]