Justin->The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

In his Gospel, John always seems to be arrogant when he refers to himself as “the Disciple whom Jesus loved;”  As if it is an official title for him.  Is he saying the other disciples are not loved like he is?     On the other hand, this seems fitting for the Author who is obsessed with love.  In one of his epistles he writes, “In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1Jo 4:10).”   Could it be the way he talks about himself is the way we should all talk about ourselves.  Maybe it is best if we all had this sanctified boasting where we find our very being  hidden in the immense love of Jesus.

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One response to “Justin->The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

  1. I don’t read it like that – instead, I see it that John didn’t want to bring attention to himself by constantly referring to himself and his role in the Gospel story.

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