>Last but not least, let us preface these observations 

>with the epigraph of 'Sweeney Agonistes' drawn from 

>St. John of the Cross:


>"Hence the soul cannot be possessed of the divine union, 

>until it has divested itself of the love of created beings."

Does this mean that the only way to be "possessed of the divine union" is to stop loving your parents, your children, your spouse, etc.?