Gospel – John 3:16-21
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.
The Gospel of the Lord
The Mass Intention is for Poor Clare Colettines
My friends to live the message of John’s Gospel, requires that one moves from the shadows of darkness into the light. To stake our life on Jesus – the promised gift of God – is to know now this life of God, moving, living and acting in us today.
Jesus is telling Nicodemus that that he was sent into the world because of the Fathers great love for his creation and that salvation awaits those who believe in him.
Jesus, you are the face of God revealed, a light shining out in our darkened world. I move between the shadow lands of darkness and light. With each daily encounter, may the relationship between us deepen. Let me see as you see, love as you love, and, by my actions, radiate your light to the world.
- You and I are truly blessed to be to be baptised into the life of Jesus. Let us never take this gift freely given, for granted!