Friday, October 5, 2007

Is love blind?

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.

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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