Gospel: John 3:14-21
14 as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so must the Son of man be lifted up
15 so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.
16 For this is how God loved the world: he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
17 For God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.
18 No one who believes in him will be judged; but whoever does not believe is judged already, because that person does not believe in the Name of God’s only Son.
19 And the judgement is this: though the light has come into the world people have preferred darkness to the light because their deeds were evil.
20 And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, to prevent his actions from being shown up;
21 but whoever does the truth comes out into the light, so that what he is doing may plainly appear as done in God.’
Our Gospel for today talks about the Son of God given by us to fulfill the prophecy. The Son of God will save us from the sins we inherited from our first parents.
This is a real revelation that God loves us for He gave His son for us. “For God so love the world that He gave His only son, for whosoever would believe in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.” This is the only declaration we need for us to become true disciples of Christ. We must put our faith and trust in Him completely without hesitation.
Today, we are living a very sinful world. All chaos is around us. People fighting over something and killing each other. Countries planning to destroy each other. The people suffer most especially the children who are dearly innocent. If only people will put down their pride and corruption and start thinking for the betterment of all, then surely this world we live in will be in peace.
Despite everything, we still can make amends of this situation and let our hearts tell us what to do. Sin is just a word but if we live in it then we will surely be in hell. We can still do penance and charity. This Lenten season, we must try to ignore our pride. We must offer each other for the good of all. Look upon those beggars on the street, the needy, the abandoned children, and the elderly in the side street. Look upon your brothers and sisters and pray for each and every one. Let the goodness of God be the center of everything and put your trust in Him completely.
We may not be perfect but we can offer little sacrifice to amend our sins. We can still ask forgiveness from above and praise Him with all we have. – Clea | Helpline PH