Thursday, March 02, 2006

Q6 A2: Whether God is the supreme good?

Yes. God is the supreme good simply because He is the first, but not the univocal, cause of all things.

Note RO1: The supreme good does not add to good any absolute thing, but only a relation. A relation of God to creatures is not a reality in God, but in the creature. Thus it is not necessary that there should be composition in the supreme good, but only that other things are deficient in comparison with that simply supreme good.