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It is a property of love to enter into the secret depths of the beloved, to establish a certain communication between persons on the plane of the mysterious and unfathomable. The preoccupation of Christian mysticism has always been love, its growth, and the different stages leading to its perfection, as well as its most concrete manifestations. Unfortunately, mysticism has been excluded from Christian ethics, as if it were intended only for the elite and as if morality could forego this dimension without cutting itself off from the very strength and dynamism of charity.
As they saw it, morality in its totality was simply the answer to this question. The thing was obvious; it never occurred to them to talk about it. St. 7 This massive historical evidence stands out in bold relief against the kind of morality conceived by modern philosophers and theologians. "8 We can accurately point to two 6. 4. Bibliotheque Augustinienne, vol. i, trans. B. Roland (Paris: Gosselin, 1936). 7. 1 8. For example, in J. B. Vittrant's Theologie morale, formerly used in French seminaries, there is no reference to "happiness" or "beatitude" in the topical index, still less in the table of contents.
We can find other expressions in Scripture for the fulfillment of the divine call, such as the kingdom of heaven and eternal life. They reveal different aspects of a reality that is unique and beyond words. Theology attempts to show how they converge. What Is Christian Ethics? ii I speak of a "loving" vision so as to complement the intellectual overtones of the word vision or knowledge and to savor the full meaning of biblical language. " Knowledge, and the vision it brings, must be understood as happening at the heart of a personal relationship.