“There is no love so great and so wonderful as that which is in the heart of Christ.
He is one that delights in mercy.
He is ready to pity those that are in suffering and sorrowful circumstances.
He is one that delights in the happiness of His creatures.
The love and grace that Christ has manifested does as much exceed all that which is in this world as the sun is brighter than a candle.
Parents are often full of kindness towards their children, but there is no kindness like Jesus Christ’s.”
–Jonathan Edwards, “Children Ought to Love the Lord Jesus Christ Above All (Matthew 10:37)” in Sermons and Discourses, 1739–1742 (ed. Harry S. Stout, Nathan O. Hatch, and Kyle P. Farley; vol. 22; The Works of Jonathan Edwards; New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 2003), 22: 171.