The Spring of Unfailing Love
by Isaac of Syria
LOVE WHICH STEMS from created things is like a small lamp whose light is sustained by being fed with olive oil.
Again, it is like a river fed by rainfall; once the supply that feeds it fails, the surge of flow abates.
But love whose cause is God alone is like a spring welling up from the depths: its flow never abates, for God alone is that spring of love whose supply never fails.