Love together with wisdom in its very essence is in God. For God loves every one from love in Himself. For things limitless are in such order, successively and simultaneously, that taken together they make a one. It is from this, and this alone, that they can be held together and continually preserved. It is because the Divine Essence itself is love and wisdom, that all things in the universe have relation to good and truth. It is the essential of love not to love self, but to love others, and to be conjoined with others by love. It is the essential of love, to be loved by others. Love consists in this, that its own should be another’s; to feel the joy of another as joy in oneself, that is loving.