MARCH 14, 2021 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT
1st Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
2nd Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel: John 3:14-21
In today's Gospel we read the most important line in the New Testament, in the whole Bible, for that matter: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.”
How consoling to know that God has opened the gates of heaven for us mortals. We have access to eternal life. We have a standing invitation to be with Him in eternity. However, our response to this standing invitation is not to just stand around, but to go toward the light. We are to make a choice, i.e., to stay in the darkness, or to live in the light.
In this Lenten season, let us take a good look at the lives we are living. Are there dark areas in our lives that need healing? Are there relationships that need mending? Are there bad habits that need ending? As we grow older, may we walk toward the light and leave behind the darkness. The more we go toward the light, the more our hearts will be light.
Prayer: Lord may you always be my guiding light.