Voice of the Day: Søren Kierkegaard

I started re-reading Works of Love by Søren Kierkegaard over vacation and I wanted to share this quote with you. It’s part of his excellent exposition of Luke 6.43-45:

“Yet it remains firm that love is to be known by its fruits. But those sacred words of that text are not said to encourage us to get busy judging one another; they are rather spoken admonishingly to the single individual, to you, my listener, and to me, to encourage him not to allow his love to become unfruitful but to work so that it could be known by its fruits, whether or not these come to be known by others. He certainly is not to work so that love will be known by the fruits but to work so that it could be known by the fruits.”