I’m staggered this morning by the notion that according to John 17:23, God the Father loves me “as much as” He loves Jesus.
“…so that the world shall be knowing that You sent Me and You loved them just as You loved Me.” (Analytical – Literal Translation)
“…that the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou lovedst me.” (Authorized Standard Version)
…so that they may become completely one. Then this world’s people will know that you sent me. They will know that you love my followers as much as you love me. ” (Contemporary English Version)
What do we do with that? It feels dangerous to even imagine it.