Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Reflection: John 3:16-21


Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Easter – John 3:16-21

This Gospel passage begins with the words: “God so loved the world that God sent the only begotten Son.” I wonder how many times throughout the years we have heard these simple yet powerful words?  We know that Jesus came to earth for us and we know that Jesus died for us, but do we truly grasp and comprehend the depth of God’s love for us?

During difficult or painful times, it often is more difficult to trust God. At these times, God may appear to be absent or indifferent, yet God is at our side, walking with us, gracing us, and loving us every step of our way.  At other times, we may believe that we are unworthy of God’s love. This belief may arise from knowing that we have done something we know was sinful or hurtful of another or this belief may stem from our own belief that we are not loveable.

God’s love is very different from human love.  God’s love truly neither fails nor falters.  John Barclay wrote: “the mainspring of God’s being is love.” Many of us have heard the words: “God is love” from a very young age. Yet at times we struggle to believe and trust that reality!

Today may we open our hearts to God’s love.  Take time to bask in God’s love.  God is waiting for us.  Will we come?

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