Jesus told the crowd that he could not reject anyone who came to him, saying, “I came down from heaven not to do my own will but the will of the one who sent me.”
There he seemed to be saying that if he had his “druthers,” he would reject some of us, but he has to put up with us because the Father loves us all.
Of course, there isn’t much difference between Jesus and the Father. Jesus said, “How can you ask me to show you the Father? Don’t you know that whoever has seen me has seen the Father. The Father and I are one.”
God, whose immensity goes beyond the limitless universe is too much for our puny minds to comprehend. In sending us Jesus he was putting himself within or frame of reference.
For all our limitations we are still bold enough to want to get a feeling for God. St. John helped us with his simple definition, writing, “God is love.”
Sometimes on these beautiful spring days we love our world so much that we don’t want to leave it. To correct our thinking on that, we could remember the first chapter of John’s Gospel where it says that God himself was the model for everything he made. The sky and the birds and sweet friendships: all are modeled after God. All that we see and love here are just meant to whet our appetites for our being with the Father who far surpasses all earthly joys.