Father-Centered with Jesus
Jesus did the will of the Father when it was not at all pleasing to his human nature….Out of the constancy comes directly that persevering love absolutely characteristic of Jesus. Saint John says of him that, “having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1)…Christ was always Father-centered and other-centered. It is when we are focused on ourselves that we have sometimes-love …and yet there is that unquenchable love that God has put in our hearts, which comes up like a tide and against all evidence to the contrary. It surges us to say, “No, I will try again.” This is what we want to nurture in ourselves. This is of Christ. It is the always-love.
This persevering, constant love, like mobility and the faith response, comes out of suffering and pain…the persevering love of Jesus is the unquenchable love.