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The son of a preacher once asked his father, “Dad, what is the difference between the cherubim and the seraphim?

The father explained that the word “cherubim” was derived from a Hebrew word which meant “knowledge” and the word “seraphim” was from another Hebrew word which meant “burning,” indicative of the fact that the seraphim were spirits that were characterized by their burning love.

As soon as the child heard this, he said: “Dad, I hope that when I did I shall be a seraphim, because I would prefer to love God than to know anything.”