Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
March 11, 2018
For God So Loved the World
Jesus said to Nicodemus that just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up. For God so loved the world that He gave his only son that whoever believes in Him might not perish but will have eternal life.
In this gospel, God is telling us that there is always hope. Like what Jesus said to Nicodemus that the Son of Man must be lifted up, Jesus is telling us there is this son of man that we can look up to and is inviting us not to look down on our weaknesses, our imperfections but to look up to the son of man who is lifted up. For in the son of man we have hope. This Lenten season is also the time we go deeper with our prayer with the passion of Christ for God has given His son because of love and that love gives us hope.
The invitation for us is to look up to the son of man who is lifted up for we will find hope in him. God is inviting us also to go deeper with His passion, for in His passion we are able to experience love, we are able to see the true love, the love that is mature enough to withstand everything, the love that is eternal.