Words totally fail to even begin to describe how much You love us.
They fail because our understanding is limited to the meaning of the words. That is why when we pray by thinking or speaking words we are limiting ourselves and our love. What is mystical and contemplative tries to overcome this.
When we try to imagine Your love and put it into words it reveals our love as quite sickly. In Chapter 14 of John’s gospel You said to Your disciples, “...I am in My Father and you are in Me and I in you.” The Spirit is what allows us to abide in You after You physically left this planet. The Spirit goes beyond words and is the means by which you are in the Father and we in You. Even in our most vivid imagination we have a hard time finding words that describe or explain the Spirit. That is as it should be because when we convince ourselves that we can wrap our understanding around spiritual concepts by using words we limit those concepts. It may just be that the apex of human spiritual understanding is in the perfection of transcending words. This is the height of mystical contemplative prayer – to live and to be in You as You are in the Father!
If words fail us in our attempts to understand the Spirit, we become inclined to ascribe it to a “feeling.” But the Spirit transcends human emotions. I think, by Your saying “...I am in the Father and you are in Me and I in you,” You characterized the Spirit of God as the unitybetween You and the Father and between us and You. This very real but humanly indescribable union is the Spirit.
I once saw a documentary on TV about the 24 astronauts who have gone to the moon. Gene Cernan recollected that standing on the moon looking up at the earth he had an epiphany. He described it as a euphoric sensation of connectedness – a loss of “I” and an emersion in “us.” Such a description, using words, may be the best that beings such as we can muster in order to put a finger on how You are in the Father and we are in You.