Love does not entreat; or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract. – Herman Hesse, Demian. Trans. Stanley Appelbaum. Dover Publications. 2000.
Man sits at the apex of creation not because of his strength, adaptability or intelligence, but because of his capacity for carrying the spirit of love into expression. His greatest privilege, which incidentally is the flip side of his greatest responsibility, is to transform the invisible currents of love into visible, meaningful life expression, by way of the truth.
Without durable virtue, however, his relationship with love will be little more than that of a child playing with fire. He will be drawn to it, but will have no means of interacting with it in a safe or generative way. Is this not the experience of humanity? Love must manifest according to the design of truth ﹣ to the principles, purposes and designs which assure the controlled revelation of the invisible currents of love into meaningful life expression.
Love without truth is incendiary; truth without love is torpefying. Life ﹣ fulfilling, enriching and lusty life ﹣ flourishes in the balance.