Throughout the cosmos, God’s love is the first cause.
God’s love is the first cause of all human love,
Which births desire,
Which births action.
But love dis-ordered, births dis-ordered desire,
Which births sinful action.
The way of salvation is the way into right-ordered love,
Which births right-ordered desires–
Giving birth to right actions.
This is why the Scripture says,
“You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, soul, and mind. And you shall love your neighbour as yourself.”