“Mark the depth and width of our Lord’s sympathies and affections. The Saviour on whom we are bid to repose the weight of our sinful souls is one whose love passeth knowledge.
Shallow, skin-deep feelings in others, we all know continually chill and disappoint us on every side in this world.
But there is One whose mighty heart affection knows no bottom. That one is Christ.”
–J.C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on John, Volume 3 (New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1880), 312. Ryle is commenting on John 19:26-27.