“God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost but may have eternal life. For God sent his Son into the world not to condemn the world, but so that through him the world might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
We are invited to spend some time in silence with this powerful text from today’s Gospel (John 3:16-21).
The deepest reflection we can have on this text today is an invitation to look at how our health care workers and essential service providers give their lives every day so that others may have life.
Let us “count our blessings” as St Eugene did in 1809:
Beginning with the happy moment when, regenerated in the saving waters of baptism, I was raised to the awesome dignity of child of God, loaded with my Saviour’s gifts, I could more easily count the successive and rapid movements of my breathing than the number of the incalculable benefits that this adorable Master has poured out on me in generous measure.
1809 EO XIV, n 48
With gratitude and prayers for the amazing “living blessings” of those who risk their lives for the good of all throughout the world. Thank you for being mirrors of God for us!