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Seeing Your Life through the Lens of the Gospels - John 3:14.21

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John 3:14.21


Jesus speaks of himself being lifted up, aa term that can mean a physical lifting, or also exaltation. By this play on words the evangelist explains to us that Jesus' gift of himself in the passion was a glorious revelation of love, despite all its injustice and brutality. It is God's wish that everyone who believes in Jesus will have "eternal life", that is a relationship with God that begins now and survives death.

We receive life from God when our faith enables us to trust in God's love for us. We give life to one another when the love between us is trustworthy. Recall memories of that kind of trustworthy love. For whom have you been able to be a "Jesus' person" and give a love that another could trust? Who has shown that kind of love to you and been for you a sacrament of God's love?

It would be very cushy for us if we could be a source of life to others without cost to ourselves. True life givers know that they need the generosity of being lifted up by giving their lives so that others may have had that generosity and give thanks for others who have been like that for you.



Published Sat 9th Mar 2024 23:02:03
Last Modified on Fri 15th Mar 2024 23:25:33

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