It seems to me, Old Sage, that Truth is the essence of Salvation.
You don't think that Love is the essence?
Certainly. Love is the essence, in that it is the greatest Commandment. However, Emmanuel is God-with-us and God-with-us is Truth-personified; Jesus The Christ.
Because God came to earth as Truth, then Truth is the Essence?
Yes. However, Jesus, through The Spirit, brings Goodness and Love and these, with Truth, are God.
OK. And in that respect it was great to read in Isaiah (11:1-10) at last Sunday Mass, which spoke of a messianic paradise, stating For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of The Lord.
That would indeed be paradise.