We would never KNOW WHO ... the "disciple whom Jesus loved" was ...
...if not for the secret gospel of Mark!
Didn't it always kind of strike you strange that there was ONE disciple whom Jesus "loved" ... and yet, that curious fact is never explained in our own New Testament Gospels? Why did he love this fellow? Wasn't Jesus supposed to love EVERYONE? If he loved one a bit more than the others, didn't THAT deserve some kind of explanation? Why is the explanation missing?
Well, now we KNOWS! (of "gnos").