Text: Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. (John 13:23)
Tweet: Within the seventy disciples of our Lord there were twelve chosen by Christ to form a more intimate inner circle. Within the twelve there were three who made up a more intimate inner circle still. These threeâ€”Peter, James, and Johnâ€”were chosen by Christ to accompany Him on certain occasions when the rest of the twelve disciples were left behind; such as, Christâ€™s transfiguration, the raising of Jairusâ€™ daughter from the dead, and Christâ€™s agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Finally, within the three, there was oneâ€”John the Beloved Disciple. Johnâ€™s unique intimacy with Christ, which led to him leaning on Christ during the Last Supper and to Christâ€™s committing the care of His mother to John from the cross, wasnâ€™t a matter of Jesus loving His beloved disciple more, but of His beloved disciple loving Jesus more. Are you one of Christâ€™s most intimate beloved disciples?