I thought it might be helpful to add another slant on ‘Falling in love.’ God’s slant.
As bishop of commencement services of the seminary in Vittorio Veneto in the summer of 1960, Albino Luciani (John Paul I) spoke of the wonder of falling in love:
"...Though the Bible's only account of falling in love (Samuel 18) involves two men: `It came to pass...the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David. Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul;' it applies to everyone...
Therefore we must hold in sanctified trust this most hallowed personification of God's creation--this perfect balance of mental energy that exists between any two people who fall in love no matter who those two people happen to be.
The rest of this thing one calls `love' is nothing more than the animal in us. To think it pertains to body parts, is to say the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony pertains equally to apes in the wild as it does to human beings.
When Christ said: `Let no man put asunder what God has joined together,' He was speaking of that beautiful state of mind that exists when any two of God's children fall in love--no matter who those two people happen to be. A union made by God. He was not speaking of ancient rituals performed by mortal men dressed up in robes muttering vain repetitions. A union made by men." (John Paul I quote as published by Veneto Nostro 26 Jun 60)
In case one wonders what he meant by "...no matter who those two people happen to be?" A few weeks later, visiting his mission in Burundi Africa, he sanctioned the union of two men facing imminent death due to Ebola. (L'Osservatore Romano 14 Jul 60)
A few months later, he defended the rights of homosexuals to parent children in Italian Parliament. . "The desire to parent children is a basic human need...Until we can guarantee basic human rights to the tiniest minority we cannot truthfully call ourselves a democracy." (La Stampa `Parlamento Italiano' 16 Jan 61)
The above quotes and press references are reprinted from The Vatican Murders: The Life and Death of John Paul I