The love of one’s child is not lost on God.
In the Baptism of Jesus, we hear God’s voice clearly stating, “This is my beloved Son.”
The message may have been less so for Jesus and more so for the watchers. In other words, “I love you all so much that I have given you my very self, as you are, in your humanity.”
God gives up the very thing asked of Abraham – God’s own beloved Son. To be with us in our losses, in our tragedies, in our sufferings, and in our sacrifices.
—Wendy Showalter, NLS President