It is when we know that death is near that we loose our fear of loving. The grace of confronting the evidence of our life's end can awaken in us the pure gift of accepting the other as only true loving is able.
Loving as Christ loves: no conditions, no prenuptial agreements, no desire for a return of any kind. A love without "utility", lacking any seeking whatsoever for reward. A love whose reward is found only in the giving of love.
This is the recklessness of love - the love of the Crucified, whose total gift of Self is the grace, source and gift of all love truly worthy of the name.
Peace be with you, friends far and near.