Our uniqueness means that the love we give or receive is unique to us

What does it mean to be ‘beloved’? Since Jesus identified Peter as the rock of the disciples and John as the ‘beloved’, does that mean that other disciples are loved less?

I recall the thesis of one of my undergraduate student groups which talked about inclusiveness in the human resources, particularly people with special needs. To “include” means two things: to cultivate a sense of belongingness and to dignify (not merely patronize) the uniqueness of stakeholder groups.

Thus, the kind of love or nourishment we receive or extend to others should not necessarily be measured in terms of strength (e.g., I love my wife “more” than my barkada) but rather be explained in terms of its uniqueness that dignifies the receiver.

To love means to wish flourishing for another; and we can express our love in different ways.



John 21:20-25. John the Beloved

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 155: JUNE 4, 2022]

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