I ran across the phrase lately, and it suddenly occurred to me that it didn't sound like Jesus, so I checked.
Actually, it's St. Augustine, and he thought the love part was expressed by being reluctant to discover the faults it must punish. It's hard to imagine a modern person saying that last bit, but maybe I'm spending too much time online.
This entry was posted at http://nancylebov.dreamwidth.org/1065252.html. Comments are welcome here or there. comments so far on that entry.