INTRODUCTION TO THE THEME
To speak about love in its most sublime and highest forms, such as divine love and divine-human love, especially in modern times, seems like a joke. Love, although it constitutes the fundamental and essential core of the Christian message, is hardly ever mentioned in Christian oratory, or is never brought up at all. This issue is completely alien to all the configurations that the New Evangelization wants to adopt, for example. And yet, love is patently the most recurrent theme of Revelation: A new commandment I give unto you: That you love one another as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another. And Jesus Christ Himself, in His Prayer to His Father: Just Father … I have made known thy name to them, and will make it known; that the love wherewith thou hast loved me, may be in them, and I in them. I seriously doubt that this topic will be dealt with at all in the Second Meeting of the Pope with the Council of Cardinals which has been running from December 3rd to the 5th, with the purpose of effecting a deep reform within the Church (in so far as the Curia, it is said). The topic was not considered in the First Meeting, and I have no hope that it will be considered in the next, nor that any subsequent Meeting will be concerned with it. I even suspect that the issue of love has never even entered the mind of any member of this Council.