... I read the first half of the encyclical over lunch. It is simply beautiful. I was moved deeply by the Holy Father's rich reflections on the love of God and human love. While a serious and weighty work, it flows naturally, and is not hobbled by footnotes everywhere. And shining right through it is the simplicity of the Christian message, -- that God is love, and the only way to true happiness is to live in God's love. It's deeply scriptural -- Johanine (the First Letter of John figures prominently) -- and evangelical.
St. Paul would rejoice! :)
Won't get to part II till later tonight, most likely.