John 3:16-21 Reflection – The Truth of God’s Love

Reflection on John 3:16-21 ~

In the words of St. John of the Cross, “The Blessed Trinity inhabits the soul by divinely illumining its intellect with the wisdom of the Son, delighting its will in the Holy Spirit, and absorbing it powerfully and mightily in the unfathomed embrace of the Father’s sweetness.”   The world needs to see us walk with wisdom, delight, and in Trinity’s embrace, that St. John so eloquently speaks of, so that God’s light can drive back darkness to reveal the truth of love.

The Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn MuseumThe Ascension, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

Additional Eastertide Reflections

John 3 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17 “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. 20 For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. 21 But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God.”

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 3:16-21.