“Ponder some of the qualities of My amazing Love”
In which it works better, the louder you say it.
The more difficulties you encountered, the more help I made available to you.
Here are the listed qualities of Jesus' love:
what can you sacrifice when you live forever and have perfect knowledge of this fact? We're we to ask Jesus, there may be some PTSD from the painful death he apparently experienced. This, sadly, isn't unique in our world. Many people still die painful deaths for others... and those people don't have die knowing weather their sacrifice worked, nor do they know if they'll go to paradise.
Back to Syria, there are Christians there, and it's not been going very well. Also consider that many Black Americans have embraced Christianity... and Jesus reserved much of his blessings (privilege) for the white man. It's difficult to say what the “more help” Jesus made available to these people could have been. It couldn't get too much worse than raped to death or lynched. If I were their protector... I would consider hundreds of years of profound suffering a failure.
True, in that it can't be studied, verified or quantified. It'd be hard to put a meaningful number on it... but good news the church did the math.
We don't know if it exists, so of course we cannot hope to constrain it's bounds. Temporarily accepting the claim that help will be given in proportion to the difficulty encountered strongly suggests that that either Jesus has bounded love/power (i.e. is unable to save the millions of miserable Christians from painful, humiliating, and tortuous lives)... or that he is without bound and chooses a path of maximal suffering from cradle to grave for some of his (usually brown and black) followers.
That's not really what today's reading was about. It's about saying nice things about God's love out loud on the daily will grant strength and encouragement. I get strength an encouragement from people organizing and fighting for their own liberation.