14. The Divine in heaven which makes heaven is love, because love is spiritual conjunction. It conjoins angels to the Lord and conjoins them to one another, so conjoining them that in the Lord's sight they are all as one. Moreover, love is the very being [esse] of everyone's life; consequently from love both angels and men have life. Everyone who reflects can know that the inmost vitality of man is from love, since he grows warm from the presence of love and cold from its absence, and when deprived of it he dies.# But it is to be remembered that the quality of his love is what determines the quality of each one's life.
# Love is the fire of life, and life itself is actually therefrom (n. 4906, 5071, 6032, 6314).