Jesus tells his followers that he came to bring life, and life that is abundant. When traveling down life’s path we are privileged to experience his abundance in many way. We enjoy the beauty of his creation, we are blessed by the people he brings into our lives, we find great joy in experiences and can remember that he is the crafter of all these things. But it is perhaps when we are in need, especially deep need, that his abundance becomes most real, when knowing him is most profound.
I also think there is one aspect of God’s “perissos” that trumps all others. That is in the exceeding abundance of God’s forgiveness for humankind. Imagine, all the wars, all the violence, all the selfishness and greed, all the cruelty of all the stepmothers, and God still comes to the same conclusion. “I desire to be known by you because I love you, and because I love you I forgive you.” All the evil of all our lives, abundantly forgiven just like that. That is perissos.