Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.2M-3

[Paralleling self-destruction:

‘Something called ‘love’3V’ brings ‘I (imaging the lover) and the object of my love (imaging the ‘something I love’)2V’ into relation with ‘my potential for conscience, ‘what I love’, and self1V’.

Here, ‘the object of my love2V’ stands in for ‘myself (the one who I recognize on the basis of ‘something’)2V’.

How close is that to: ‘I’ must be ‘whoever my love says I am’?]