In trying to come to some understanding of the deep and unconditional love You have for every human being that has, or ever will, exist. My imagination dips into my own personal experience to come up with some kind of plausible paradigm. Each day I pray for 63 different individuals or groups of people. In a sense they form a little world of those for whom I have a deep concern. If, by analogy, I could imagine these people as my entire world I might get a glimpse of understanding about Your love.
The way I feel about these people, about their health, their safety, their spirituality, their support and their salvation is a microscopic simile for the same concerns God has for all the people who populate the world. Though undeserving of God’s great love for me, I should not be worried about it when I know that it is far greater than even my most intense concern for others. My concern should be for the love I have for others since it is, in reality, an extension of the love God has for all people of His world.
When I look at all the faces of the tens of thousands of people gathered in a stadium for a sporting event, or gathered for political demonstrations, or gathered in St. Peter’s Square in Rome, I cannot help but thinking, ‘How can God love each and every one of them equally and unconditionally?’ But when I think of the 63 people who populate my little world the answer becomes a little bit easier to begin to fathom. I am connected in some special way to each of my 63 people as God is connected to every human individual.