28. Now he is a man of just and holy life who forms an unprejudiced
estimate of things, and keeps his affections also under strict
control, so that he neither loves what he ought not to love, nor fails
to love what he ought to love, nor loves that more which ought to be
loved less, nor loves that equally which ought to be loved either less
or more, nor loves that less or more which ought to be loved equally.
No sinner is to be loved as a sinner; and every man is to be loved as
a man for God's sake; but God is to be loved for His own sake.
And if God is to be loved more than any man, each man ought to love
God more than himself. Likewise we ought to love another man better
than our own body, because all things are to be loved in reference to
God, and another man can have fellowship with us in the enjoyment of
God, whereas our body cannot; for the body only lives through the
soul, and it is by the soul that we enjoy God.