Reflection on John 3:1-8 ~
I am often confused like Nicodemus, but willing to listen and understand what it means to be born of water and spirit. In Baptism, we are born again to freely choose to embrace Spirits wind. Holding on can take us beyond our wild imaginations in varying intensity of coming and going. Constantly renewed, we can fail, and then rise above each time, how can we not be amazed? Knowing the Spirits whispering sounds is the Kingdom of God surfacing within.
Interview between Jesus and Nicodemus, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
John 3 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Nicodemus Visits Jesus
Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2 He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. 6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not be astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born from above.’ 8 The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Reflection on John 3:1-8.