John 3:31-36 Reflection – Believe and Accept

Reflection on John 3:31-36 ~

The minds of every person that has ever lived, those living and whoever will ever live cannot even begin to fathom what the Father has given Jesus.  My thoughts are but a drop in Jesus’s unlimited ocean of thoughts. Yet, we can believe and accept the wondrous whispers from Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Father that guide us on our journey towards eternal life.  Our gift in return, strengthens our resolve to receive and give love.

Our Lord Jesus Christ, James Tissot, Brooklyn MuseumOur Lord Jesus Christ, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

 

John 3 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The One Who Comes from Heaven

31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified this, that God is true. 34 He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath.

Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on John 3:31-36.