Friday, March 7, 2008
Since the beginning of the year, I've been preaching through the Gospel of John . It has been my favorite Gospel for several years, but to be able to preach through it has made it even more special. The "evidence" John lays out is daunting. He writes so that his readers "may come to believe" (Jn 20:31 NRSV).
Time and time again through the Gospel, Jesus is the giver of life - always spiritual, sometimes even physical. Considering how John writes the Gospel, it seems evident that he wants his readers to understand just a bit about God's love.
Is that really possible? Can we, with our limitations, really understand that kind of love? If we're honest, I think we'd have to admit our love is conditional. It doesn't even come close to the (agape) love God has for us.
My prayer for you today is you'll understand just a bit more about God's love. I pray as you understand that love, little by little, you'll be able to love in the same way. Rest assured, I pray the same for myself.
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