"In this way, sexual love becomes an icon or earthly image in some sense of the inner life of the Trinity...In addition to imaging the Trinity, sexual love is also meant to image the union of God with humanity. . . God endowed our bodies as male and female with the sacramental ability to convey this exchange between Christ and the Church . . . When all the confusions are cleared and the distortions are untwisted, the deepest meaning of human sexuality--of our creation as male and female and our call to communion--is 'eucharist.'"
It's a long haul from Dr. Ruth to John Paul II. Fascinating perspective and West breaks down JPII's thoughts simply enough for non-theologians to follow.