What do you see in that person?
Love implies a directedness only toward whatever is proper to the fullness of the beloved. It is a journey into the unknown, toward values that become clearer only in its movement. The full value of the object is always more than what is presently given.
The lover senses a horizon of value -- we might call it an aura of mystery -- lying in and behind every value that he or she already knows. This horizon of higher value may include new values or it may be a new depth in the values already felt. Thus, love always includes a sense of expectation and hope, and love grounds a trust that exceeds legitimate inferences from past experience.
At the religious level, love intimates that reality is an inexhaustible fullness to which we can entrust ourselves.
--- Edward Collins Vacek, S.J., Love, Human and Divine, p. 44.
I also had to read this twice to get it.
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek