One of the things I like about the gospel of John is his exposition of Jesus’s love. Here in John 13:1 he says “Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love”. John does not refer to himself by name. He calls himself “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. (13:23) In other words, despite being one of the Twelve, he considered his very name to be unimportant. What was important was the Jesus loved him.
What is important is that Jesus loves you and me. The exalted Son, seated at the right hand of the Father’s throne, the one who has all authority on heaven and earth, the eternal second person of the Trinity, loves you. Everything else pales in significance.