(More) Alfred North Whitehead and the Secret Message of Jesus

God is the great companion – the fellow sufferer who understands.
This from the end of Process and Reality could have been an epigram for the Secret Message of Jesus:

For the kingdom of heaven is with us today … the love of God for the world. It is the particular providence for particular occasions. What is done in the world is transformed into a reality in heaven, and the reality in heaven passes back into the world. By reason of this reciprocal relation, the love in the world passes into the love in heaven, and floods back again into the world. In this sense, God is the great companion – the fellow-sufferer who understands. (351)