Everyone

Every person I meet
every living being I encounter
everything that happens to me
has been a Blessing on me
is a Blessing on me
will be a Blessing on me.
I do not need anyone, or any thing,
to be other than they are.

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The Mentalist, bubblegum entertainment, rarely moves me to tears, but this exchange did (Ruby slippers, 4:21)
Jane: Were you ashamed of your son?
Father: Yes

and I felt such sympathy for the father. As well as the daughter.

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Jesus is God, and God is love, but there are moments when Jesus’s Love is commented on.

Mark 10:

20 ‘Teacher,’ he declared, ‘all these I have kept since I was a boy.’

21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. ‘One thing you lack,’ he said. ‘Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’

22 At this the man’s face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth.

Five times in John, including chapter 21:

20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, ‘Lord, who is going to betray you?’) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, ‘Lord, what about him?’

22 Jesus answered, ‘If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?

And John 11:

32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.’

33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 ‘Where have you laid him?’ he asked.

‘Come and see, Lord,’ they replied.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then the Jews said, ‘See how he loved him!’

That is it. These are the passages which a search for “Jesus loved” brings up. And where in John 21 Jesus three times challenges Peter “Do you love me?” he never reassures Peter that he loves him back; but shows his trust of him.

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