miercuri, 29 august 2012

On the Law of Love


The essence of the law is its possibility to order the ever changing circumstances of life. The men are directed by law for dealing with them in a better way, but maybe more important is the fact that the laws pull someone out of the changing circumstances.

Though the appliance of the law to those circumstances is a major duty, it is only derived from the primary position above them. Since the appliance presupposes the interpretation and justification of law according to a specific case, the feeling of obeying to the law is replaced by the rational acceptance of the interpretation of law.

By reminding such considerations in the case of the much praised Christian law of love, we should admit that the essence of law is already assumed by the love itself. The love for others is always supported by the feeling that our love is or will be above all the changing circumstances of life. We love as if we were apart from them and the love stories tell about the clashes between such personal belief and the reality of facts.

The common statement that love is blind is also a simile of the feeling of obeying to the laws in spite of the real circumstances of life.

Therefore, the sublimity of the Christian law of love is founded on an unfair claim that it orders the human love, though the human love is already shaped by the essence of law.

The Christian love is in fact appealed to whenever someone is too weak for keeping alive his love for others. Love is often overcome by the circumstances which it defies. In order to save his love, man searches not only for a place above them, but also for a place of love that is situated above his weak capacity of loving.

A divine law of love suffices his needs. However, it does not action in virtue of its essence as a law, but only as a supposed rational justification of love. It says how and why you must love others in various circumstances of life, but cannot make the men really to love.