Let me define this one, love, as best I can. Love is known when we recognize our self in the other. We are then no longer other, and that’s the ecstasy of love. Then we’re all in this thing called life together.
We have to start with little others—our partner, friend, lover, child, parent, dog or cat—to be ready for the great leap into the Great Other.
This is a whole mirroring process, and God does it best of all by mirroring us perfectly and with total acceptance. In fact, that is what God alone can do.